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Diplomatic solutions to Ukraine war remain elusive

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attend a meeting to urge support for his country, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 1. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - While talks between Russia and Ukraine that wound up last Wednesday (March 30) in Istanbul did not appear to have produced any breakthroughs, over a month into the grinding war in Ukraine, the pace of diplomacy has picked up.

But the crisis has prompted an assessment of priorities, and amid a flurry of trans-Atlantic, intra-European and intra-Asian diplomacy, not all countries are on the same page as the United States-led Western alliance.

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