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One year after Minsk II [infographic]

Minsk II

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 […]

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Offensive in Maryinka: attempt to cancel sanctions or forcing to peace through war. Does Russia change its policy? Opinions on conflict escalation, its reasons and possible outcomes.

Offensive in Maryinka: attempt to cancel sanctions or forcing to peace through war? Does Russia change its policy? Opinions on conflict escalation, its reasons and possible outcomes.

Offense at Maryinka village turned out to be failure for fighters. Does it leave hopes for calm summer in Donbas. Unian correspondents asked this and other question to experts in Ukraine to find out why Russia tried to increase degree of confrontation in Ukrainian East. Article has been written by K. Goncharov and T. Urbanska. […]

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Poroshenko demands withdrawal of weapons from buffer zone ‘within hours’ and denies possibility to review Minsk agreements

Poroshenko demands withdrawal of weapons

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko demands Russia-backed fighters to withdraw all military equipment they have concentrated in buffer zone within hours. He declared this during meeting with Ukrainian representatives in trilateral contact group on peaceful regulation of situation in Donbas. The president said that on the eve of May 9 Russia-backed fighters returned equipment they […]

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Increased fire activity in the East – 95 cases of shelling on Sunday, May 3

Increased fire activity in the East – 95 cases of shelling on Sunday, March 3

Press center of anti-terrorist operation informs that fighters have increased their activity in the East. On Sunday, May 3 they violated ceasefire regime 5 times. The press service underlines that same terrorist activity in Eastern Ukraine was registered before Minsk agreements #2 were signed. Meanwhile Russia-backed forces aren’t ashamed of using heavy artillery and multiple […]

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Situation in Eastern Ukraine on April 28

Situation in Eastern Ukraine on April 28

April 28 in zone of anti-terrorist operation was restless as well as previous days. In general, in period from midnight of April 28 to midnight of April 29 positions of Ukrainian Forces were shelled about 60 times, there were two armed clashes.   From midnight to 06.00 pm, April 28 The first part of the […]

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Neither peace nor war in future

Neither peace nor war in future

Here is part of an article written by two unian journalists – Konstantin Goncharov and Tatyana Urbanska about what Ukraine has passed through in course of this year.   Since April 14, 2014, when Speaker of the Parliament and Acting President Alexander Turchynov signed a decree on carrying out anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine with involvement […]

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365 days of undeclared war in Ukraine

365 days of undeclared war in Ukraine

Here is article written by two unian journalists – Konstantin Goncharov and Tatyana Urbanska about what Ukraine has passed through in course of this year.   One year ago after disorder organized in the East not without presence of Russian ‘green men’, the first ever full scale anti-terrorist operation started in Ukraine. Unian correspondents asked […]

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Klimkin: International mission needed

Klimkin: International mission needed

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo klimkin underlined necessity of creation of international mission to control implementation of Minsk agreements, progress in exchange of prisoners and providing full access to OSCE mission to monitor withdrawal of heavy weapons. Ukrainian Minister informed this during meeting of Norman Four in Berlin on April 13. During negotiations of Norman […]

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Who implements Minsk protocol?  

Who implements Minsk protocol?  

Russia backed fighters often accuse Ukrainian armed forces of disrupting Minsk protocol The infographics above aims to display real situation with implementation of Minsk protocol by the both sides of conflict. The point # 2 of Minsk agreements says that both sides of conflict should withdraw their military equipment at equal distance in order to […]

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Fighters do not want to exchange UA officers, artillerists and volunteers

Fighters do not want to exchange UA officers, artillerists and volunteers

The first three demands of Minsk agreements are implemented only partially – fighters don’t want to exchange all prisoners In general, intensity of hostilities along the demarcation line has decreased. However, demands of Minsk agreements aren’t fully implemented. Deputy Head of General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces in 2006-2010 Igor Romanenko informed this. He underlined […]

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