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ACURA ViewPoint: David C. Speedie: Ukraine: A tragedy in three acts.

The War in Ukraine is a two-act tragedy, with a third quite possibly looming. Act one took place in late 2021 through February 2022, with the rejection of a Russian draft agreement, along with Ukraine’s refusal to implement the key provisions of the Minsk I and II agreements of 2014-15, which would [a] have brought about a cease fire of hostilities against Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lukansk regions, and [b] paved the way for referendums in those eastern regions on limited autonomy, under which they would remain within the borders of Ukraine.