The Jetset Diplomacy of Edgars Rinkevics

  • 2015-02-05
  • By Uliana Domasheva, KIEV and Richard Martyn-Hemphill, RIGA
Latvia taking over the rotating presidency of the EU Council this January has propelled Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics into the forefront of the West’s diplomatic attempts to convince Russia to defuse the situation in Ukraine. It meant a January of jetsetting for Rinkevics, who flew to Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, and Washington last month in search of diplomatic solutions to the ongoing standoff between Russia and the West. A peace settlement between the pro-Russian separatist rebels and the Ukrainian government — based on a ceasefire treaty sign...
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