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The Russians Love Their Children Too

... Ossetia through a military blitzkrieg. Of course, the authorities in Kiev will declare that there have been no plans, nor preparations, for a military solution to the Donbass problem. However, Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, said Ukraine has already pulled to Donbass some 125 thousand troops, which is half of the entire personnel of Ukraine’s Armed Forces. Confirming or denying such information is as difficult as reiterating or refuting assessments of the scale of Russian mobilization proliferating in the ...


EU Policy towards Ukraine: Room for Improvement

With the reform process in Ukraine slowing down and no end to the conflict in the Donbass in sight, how successful has EU policy been in Ukraine?Source: 061.uaUkraine is deep in the integration process with the EU and although there are certainly many prominent voices in Ukraine which are judgemental of the country’s European turn,...


We Have to Fight Lies and Fake News Virtually on a Daily Basis

... President Putin and President Biden in Geneva. As you know, the heads of our countries constructively discussed the intra-Ukrainian conflict. They agreed that the Minsk agreements serve as the sole framework for political settlement of the conflict in Donbass. Instead of working on ways to implement the Minsk arrangements, certain State Department officials blame Russia for all the troubles in Ukraine and label my country an “aggressor.” We have repeatedly warned the administration that such counterproductive statements have nothing to do with reality. Solutions can be found only through diplomatic means without propaganda. Right now the ...


A Grey Swan: Is There a New Conflict in Donbass?

Investors have again started talking about "geopolitical risk" The prospect of a new exacerbation in Ukraine’s Donbass region has worried market players. It is difficult to talk about the strong influence of bellicose statements on the currency and stock markets. However, investors have again started talking about "geopolitical risk". The key concern ...


Nobody Wants a War in Donbass

... to find a positive solution. So far, we are far from a serious conflict, but we’re closer than at the beginning of April 2020 or 2019. Unfortunately, we’re headed downhill, and it’s difficult to say how long it will go on. Ekaterina Chimiris: Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors To prevent a [full-scale] war from starting, the situation in Donbass needs to be stabilized. That’s the first task. In recent weeks, the number of ceasefire violations has been increasing, and the number of victims is growing. We need to return to the issues of the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the OSCE mission,...


Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) [ 1 ] The conflict in and around Ukraine is a tragedy for all affected by the violence. It is a flashpoint for catastrophic miscalculation and is a continuing threat to security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region. A political resolution is fundamental to ending the armed conflict ...


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... the future negotiation process. Based on my research and observations, I believe Russian interests in Ukraine can be summarized in three key points: First, Russia is highly interested in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and reintegration of Donbasss in Ukraine. In this respect, the Russian Federation is concerned about the rights of the Russian-speaking population in addition to their safety, and this issue will rank high on Russia’s agenda. Secondly, Russia aims at rebuilding its economic ties with ...


How to Make Peace in Ukraine Five Years After Minsk II

... think of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Donbas, reporting live on TV in Ukraine and Russia with an annual report. More than twenty countries have done this successfully in the past. However, the problem of reconciliation is not limited to Donbass only. Both Russia and Ukraine today lack the know-how for true reconciliation, which had been mustered by Austria and Italy after World War II. Let us all learn from the American philosopher Eric Hoffer who said, “A war is only won after you have turned your enemy into a ...


Russia-Ukraine Relations 2020: Equation With Many Variables. A View from Russia

... “loosing the face”, and at the same time to achieve concreet goals. The Donbass issue is less strategically and politically important for Russia — in any scenario (from violent to an peaceful one) Russia will not loose the game dramatically. For the Ukraine the costs of the current negotiations on Donbass are far more valuable. Crimea is of far more important for Russia strategically and politically, that is why the Ukrainian side now is trying to rise the costs and to combine the Donbass and Crimea issues in the negotiation process. In general ...


Why the United States Should Not Be Arming Ukraine

... intelligence community; however, House Democrats quickly weaponized both the call and complaint with allegations that President Trump had inappropriately extended a quid-pro-quo to President Zelenskiy involving American military aid in exchange for Ukraine’s help in investigating possible wrongdoing by Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Ivan Timofeev, Samuel Charap: Can Washington and Moscow Agree to Limit Political Interference? Debates on cable news have raged on like ...


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