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Published on: October 30, 2015
Ukraine Status Quo
A Lull in the East

A ceasefire is holding in Ukraine’s troubled east both because Kyiv’s national defenses have been strengthened, and because the Kremlin is occupied elsewhere. But will it hold when the Kremlin sees that the EU is not lifting sanctions?

John Herbst is the director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2003-2006 and as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan from 2000-2003.
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