Russia gets Crimea, no NATO for Ukraine: Kremlin reveals reasonable terms for peace
National Post: 'Moscow may have decided – with economic sanctions crippling the country – that the war is better cut short; and that now is the time to pursue a peace deal on its terms. Or it may be a trap....
'...Ukraine has suffered terrible losses with Russia targeting its densely populated urban areas. But only Kherson, of the major cities, has fallen. Kyiv will be dismissive of a ceasefire with the preconditions dictated by Russia.
'Anatol Lieven, senior fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, questioned Monday what Peskov actually meant by “demilitarization”, adding: “If it means the abolition of the Ukrainian armed forces, then that’s completely unacceptable.”
'But if it meant the withdrawal of long-range missiles from its soil, similar to the agreement that ended the Cuban missile crisis, then Prof Lieven said a deal might be possible.'
Ukraine keeping Crimea is not worth a nuclear holocaust. It's also not worth one dead Canadian soldier.