MOSCOW — A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east.
Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin’s adviser on Ukraine earlier this month, said in remarks published Wednesday that he stepped down because of a shift in the Kremlin course on the Ukrainian conflict. He didn’t spell out specific reasons for his departure, saying only that it was due to a “change in context” on Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has made settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine his top priority. December’s summit of Russia, …read more
Source:: San Francisco Chronicle