Minsk ceasefire deal: Will the Ukraine crisis kill Nato?

Putin and Obama. (Getty)
Putin and Obama. (Getty)

The Ukraine crisis is something of a litmus test for Nato, the ageing transatlantic defence alliance formed at the of the Cold War to shield Europe from the Soviet Union.

Its hawkish critics have decried what they see as a weak response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its military support for warring separatists in the east of Ukraine.

But others welcome any weakening of Nato, an organisation they see as creating more conflict than it prevents and a tool for American imperialism.

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