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Big Question: does Ukraine have a chance to rebuild?

A ceasefire agreement and a new bailout package could help the struggling state

By Prospect Team  

Newly mobilized Ukrainian soldiers go to position during military drills in base Desna 100km north from Kiev. © Efrem Lukatsky/AP/Press Association Images

This week, following marathon talks peppered with disagreements, walkouts, and at least one furious pencil-snapping, a tentative ceasefire has been agreed in Ukraine. In what some observers are calling the “Minsk II” agreements, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on February 15th.…

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