Russia Says War With Ukraine ‘Unlikely’
Despite mentioning a possible “apocalyptic scenario,” President Vladimir Putin says he does not foresee Russian and Ukrainian troops bringing Europe to the brink. In his first public comments since the Feb. 12 ceasefire, the Russian leader predicted stability in the region, but also warned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko not to try regaining Crimea. Peace depends on the Minsk deal holding, though, and a lack of demilitarization is raising doubts. Leaders are meeting today in Paris to try and bolster chances for its success.