Tag: Munich Agreement

After Flawed Ceasefire Agreement, Air Strikes Continue In Syria

February 12, 2016

Live Updates: The agreement reached last night in Munich offered delivered an immediate, nor a comprehensive ceasefire. On the morning after, Russian and regime forces continue to conduct air strikes on populated areas. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here. The Kremlin’s Message Today — Forget Trying To Stop […]

Germany and France ‘Sacrificed Ukraine’ for National Economic Interests, European Parliament Vice President Says

February 15, 2015

Staunton, February 13 – In what Vladimir Putin may see as an additional benefit and others as collateral damage, the Minsk accords have deepened splits within the European Union, with European Parliament Vice President Ryszard Czarnecki saying that the German and French leaders “sacrificed” Ukraine at Munich for the economic interests of their own countries. […]

Minsk ‘Worse than Munich,’ Landsbergis Says

February 13, 2015

Staunton, February 13 – Many including the author of these lines have compared what happened in Minsk this week with what happened in Munich in 1938, but Vytautas Landsbergis, the man who played the key role in recovering the independence of Lithuania, argues that the Minsk meeting was “much worse than Munich.” One reason for […]

Putin Wants a ‘New Munich’ on Ukraine But May Not Get It, Butakov Says

December 9, 2014

Staunton, December 9 – The Munich Agreement between Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain, as some have forgotten, was a compromise between what the Nazi leader wanted and the status quo that the British wanted to protect in order to reduce tensions in Europe and achieve, in Chamberlain’s infamous words, “peace in our time.” According to […]