The ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine is unlikely to be a permanent solution to the crisis as Kiev fails to bring ultra-right groups under its complete control, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts told RIA Novosti on Monday.
"Will the ceasefire hold? The right-wing Kiev militias, whose members often wear Nazi insignias, are not under Kiev's complete control," Roberts stressed, adding that these militias can easily violate the ceasefire, and there are already reports of violations.
Commenting on the overall situation in Ukraine, Roberts claimed that the Ukrainian crisis is one of Washington's tools to disrupt the economic and political relationships between Europe and Russia.
"By using Ukraine to demonize Russia, Washington has pushed the European Union into imposing sanctions on Russia that disrupt the trade relationships and create distrust," Roberts explained.
This post was published at RAI Novosti