Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin signals change in Donbass policy

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin signals change in Donbass policy

On December 26th, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grigory Karasin, gave an extensive interview to the top Russian news source RIA Novosti. The main topic of the interview was the situation in Donbass and the prospects of its trajectory. Karasin’s stance was faithful to the Russian diplomatic tradition and spirit of commitment to the […]

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Peacekeeping efforts in Donbass collapse as Ukraine intensifies bombardments

Peacekeeping efforts in Donbass collapse as Ukraine intensifies bombardments

The withdrawal of Russian officers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire in Donbass (JCCC) in Ukrainian-occupied Soledar has now officially been followed by a Ukrainian withdrawal from the JCCC. The OSCE mission in Donbass is now threatened with collapse as its essential participants – Russian and Ukrainian JCCC collaborators – […]

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War on the Horizon? Russian aides pressured out of Donbass peacekeeping

War on the Horizon? Russian aides pressured out of Donbass peacekeeping

On December 18th, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that 75 officers of Russia’s armed forces are quitting the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire in Donbass stationed in Soledar (Ukrainian-occupied DPR territory). Further work of the Russian officers in the JCCC has been deemed “impossible” due to their lack of […]

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Lugansk foreign rep says LPR should change name, might join Ukraine

On November 11th, sensational news out of Lugansk caused heated discussion on both sides of the front of the struggle against Ukrainian Nazism. The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lugansk People’s Republic and representative of the LPR to the Minsk Group, Vladislav Deynego, claimed that the Lugansk People’s Republic is ready to surrender […]

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UN Peacekeepers: Last Chance to Stop the War in Donbass?

UN Peacekeepers: Last Chance to Stop the War in Donbass?

In light of the Ukrainian government’s evermore militaristic proclamations and the anticipated delivery of American weapons to Kiev, the possibility of preserving the fragile peace in Donbass looks all the more phantasmal. The Minsk peace process increasingly appears to be de facto buried, and the recent legislative initiative, whose source is none other than Poroshenko’s […]

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Zakharchenko’s border decree was long-coming

The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, has signed a decree giving the contact line in Donbass the status of a state border. According to the document, crossing the border is permitted only though border control posts with compulsory registration. This decree was signed amidst an intensification of Ukrainian saboteur-terrorist activity. Last week […]

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