CNBC quotes Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ian Brzezinski on talks between Ukraine and Russia aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine:

The Atlantic Council’s Ian Brzezinski told CNBC that part of the significance of the meeting is that Putin is even acknowledging Poroshenko as Ukraine’s head of state, “something he was loathe to do just weeks ago.”

Brzezinski said that Ukraine has become only more determined in recent weeks to defend its territory against what he calls Russian aggression. 

“Regarding Putin, one should pay less attention to what he says than what he does,” Brzezinski said. “Russian equipment and personnel continue to flow across the border.”

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