It has been one year since the second Minsk agreement was signed in order to bring peace to Ukraine.
As it was expected, decisions reached at the summit did not work. Right after signing the Minsk II Russia worked hard to demonstrate its entire attitude to the document. The ceasefire was to be implemented few days after signing of the document on February 15.
Ukrainian forces closed in ‘kettle’ near Debalstseve were attacked fiercely because Russian wanted to get control over the town before official implementation of the ceasefire. Despite fighters did not manage to get the town until February 15, Russia did not stop. Ukrainian Armed Forces began retreat on February 18 and they suffered one of the most significant losses in this war.
servicemen says that Ukraine deliberately misinformed Russia about Debaltseve;
Interivew of servicemen on how Debaltseve was seized.
However, despite the complete ceasefire was never reached, there were some positive shifts in Ukraine. Infographics created by Ukrainian Crisis Media Center demonstrates a list of positive changes that were achieved during the last year.
Among them are the following:
While Ukraine keeps receiving international military, financial and humanitarian help Russian Federation gets weaker due to sanctions, decrease of oil prices and its involvement in war in Syria.
Source: Ukraine Crisis Media Center