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A Cynical Ukraine Deal That Just Might Work

If all goes well, this cease-fire agreement may give Ukraine control over its eastern frontier, ensuring the country can remain whole and free.

It could always be worse.

Photographer: Maxim Malinovsky/AFP/Getty Images

This morning’s cease-fire agreement for Ukraine is horribly flawed, yet far better than the alternative: Without it, the country would continue losing lives, territory and hope for a more stable and prosperous future -- whether or not the U.S. sends arms.

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