Tag Archives: Didier Burkhalter

What is the OSCE Mediation Potential?

Immediately following the eastern Ukraine referenda of May 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comment, as reported in USA Today, was that “the referendum results should be respected.” Putin said they should be implemented by negotiations between the eastern voting regions … Continue reading

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Putin Issues New Proffer for Negotiated Settlement to Ukraine Crisis

After meeting in Moscow with Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, who is also chairman of the OSCE, Russian President Vladimir Putin today called for the planned May 11 referendum on autonomy in southeast Ukraine to be postponed. “We are calling on … Continue reading

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