A Soviet monument to friendship between Ukraine and Russia during its demolition amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine in central Kyiv, Ukraine. April 26, 2022 (Editorial credit: home for heroes / Shutterstock.com)
I led talks on Donbas and Crimea in the 90s. Here’s how the war should end.

After the USSR’s breakup, the OSCE knew that the large number of Russian speakers in Ukraine would become an issue.