Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Alan Riley and Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky write for POLITICO Europe on why Russia should be declared the occupying power in Ukraine, and should be made financially accountable for the rebel enclave:

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany held a conference call last month to discuss the peace process in Eastern Ukraine. During their two-hour conversation, Presidents Putin, Poroshenko, Hollande and Chancellor Merkel agreed that all the terms of the Minsk-2 ceasefire agreement must be implemented by the end of 2015.

Notwithstanding the optimistic tone of the leaders’ declaration, a starkly different reality has emerged in Eastern Ukraine.

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