Transatlantic Relations Program Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky is quoted by Dow Jones Newswires on the latest fighting in Ukraine: 

The reported progress against the rebels suggested Ukraine would play hardball in any cease-fire talks while pushing efforts to rout the separatists and pressing Russia to refrain from supporting them militarily.

“The Ukrainians have been making so many gains that their incentive is to keep at this as much as possible,” said Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, “A cease-fire is not viable for Ukraine,” he added, noting that a truce would give insurgents time to reinforce, and that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko faces pressure at home to finish the job.

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