Will Russia Abide by Terms of Ukraine Accord?

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April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Sangwon Yoon examines the accord reached in Ukraine talks with representatives from the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the EU. She speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)


How optimistic is the obama administration about this accord?

Senior administration officials who talked with reporters yesterday ahead of the meeting said they do not have a high degree of confidence that the talks will yield a breakthrough.

And i think that message, despite the fact that secretary of state john kerry called the meeting "a good stay days work," that holds true.

President obama said we cannot be sure of anything just an hour after the meeting.

I think there -- the ball is in russia's court.

The question now is how will the u.s. or ukraine make sure that russia abide by the terms of today's meeting?

As you know, vladimir putin is insisting that these actions are being taken to protect ethnic speaking russians who were in the eastern part of the country.

How is the international community dealing with what president putin seems to feel is a call to action?

That has been one of the punching points of today's meeting.

President putin had denied any sort of linkages to the armed groups and has justified military action.

How does that fit into what was agreed to in today's meeting?

The agreement said osce monitors will be there to oversee whether the terms of the accord are met,

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