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No arms to Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian rebels his country backs clearly have the upper hand going into planned a summit meeting with Western leaders in Belarus on Wednesday . In recent weeks Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country have scored significant victories over Ukrainian government forces, seizing several important towns. The biggest sticking point at the meeting — if, indeed, it even takes place — is likely to be whether the rebels will accept any cessation of hostilities that requires them to pull back from the territories they captured in the most recent fighting and return to the positions they occupied before a previous cease fire...