Minsk is shorthand for a diplomatic process established in 2014 and early 2015
The formal deadline for completing Minsk was December 2015, a deadline that long since passed without its first phase — a ceasefire — going into effect.
The next two phases — decentralization and a political process for the Donbas — have never progressed beyond the hypothetical.
As of this winter, the line of contact between the Ukrainian and the Russian-backed forces remains bloody and volatile.
Consigning Minsk to history might allow everyone to…