On Tuesday, The Nation’s Stephen Cohen joined The John Batchelor Show to discuss the latest violence in Ukraine, and how it might affect the diplomacy process. One of the major issues, Cohen said, was the continued violation of the so-called Minsk accords, signed during diplomacy talks in September 2014. “What we’ve seen…is an extraordinary rapid re-militarization,” Cohen said. “A lot has changed, and for the worse.… it’s hard to find a lot of hope.”

—Naomi Gordon-Loebl