As diplomatic negotiations get underway to mediate a fragile roadmap that could give pro-Russian leaning regions in Eastern Ukraine increased independence from Kiev’s central government, Lamberto Zannier is at the center of the delicate peace talks.
Zannier is the Secretary General of the Organization for European Security and Co-Operation (OSCE), which is overseeing the peace process, and told “Power Players” that the situation is akin to walking along a cliff’s edge.
“We are walking close to a cliff … and the path is narrow but it's there, so … we really need to get the right steps and to get everybody on board with this,” Zannier said. “We see divisions on the ground, we see people that have chosen violence as an alternative to political and peaceful engagement.”
On one side of the conflict are pro-Russian separatists looking to break away from the central government and on the other is the Kiev-based central government trying to maintain a semblance of the UkrainianRead More »from OSCE Secretary General on Ukraine: 'We are walking close to a cliff'