July 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Their View | Peaceful resolution to Ukraine crisis might be elusive

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is a tragic consequence of the crisis in Ukraine. The reactions of the parties involved in the conflict now are making the possibility of a peaceful resolution more remote by the day. Nevertheless, the tragic event itself will not change the course of events in Ukraine unless everyone begins moving toward the ultimate goal of longstanding peace in the region. That objective, though, is complicated by both short-term political problems and long-range strategic issues.

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