Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is not optimistic about resolving the Ukraine conundrum.

Speaking in Brussels ahead of the European summit on Thursday, Rutte told reporters his pessimism ‘has only worsened.’

Rutte told ANP on Thursday that there was a need for cooperation in Brussels, Kyiv, and the Hague, to seal a deal that can be taken to the Dutch parliament. "To ask my colleagues to agree I need to be certain that such a solution has landing rights on all fronts and I'm not optimistic ...

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