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The Geneva Agreement -- On Paper And On the Ground

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and the European Union have reached an agreement in Geneva on a series of steps to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine. We take a look at the key points in the agreement and the steps taken -- or not taken -- thus far to implement them.

"All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions. The participants strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-Semitism."

Pro-Russian separatists are continuing their push to take control of government buildings in Ukraine's Russian-leaning east.

The "antiterrorism" operation launched by Ukrainian authorities this week to quell the unrest has fuelled fears of new bloodshed.

Three separatists were killed by Ukrainian security forces on April 16 after hundreds of protesters attacked a military base in Mariupol, the worst violence so far in the pro-Russian uprising.

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A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

The Geneva Agreement -- On Paper And On the Ground

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