Russian President Vladimir Putin surrounded by other Kremlin officials and leaders of Donbas separatist groups

The Moscow-appointed heads of Kherson region Vladimir Saldo and Zaporizhzhia region Yevgeny Balitsky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Donetsk separatist leader Denis Pushilin and Lugansk separatist leader Leonid Pasechnik react after signing treaties formally annexing four regions of Ukraine Russian troops occupy, at the Kremlin in Moscow on September 30, 2022. (Photo by Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Dangerous Annexation in Ukraine Makes US-Russian Diplomacy Even More Vital

It is precisely when relations are at their worst that high-level diplomatic engagement is most important.

Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Feel free to republish and share widely.