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A Possible Step Toward Peace in Eastern Ukraine

Kyiv has accepted the Steinmeier formula, a mechanism for jump-starting implementation of the peace deal for parts of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists since 2014.

This decision is welcome, but the Ukrainian government should step carefully to boost chances of a settlement.

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On 1 October, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a surprise press conference to announce that his government had signed on to the so-called Steinmeier formula.

First proposed in 2016 by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then Germany’s foreign minister, the

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