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Ukraine Ceasefire

Minsk II -- Simply Another Form of Russian Aggression

Bohdan Vitvitsky | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Bohdan Vitvitsky

The recent violence in Kyiv in connection with protests over Ukrainian parliamentary consideration of some sort of special status for the separatist part of the Donbas is unforgivable. But Minsk II, the hastily cobbled together peace treaty engineered by Germany and France under Russian pressure, is no less forgivable for having placed Ukraine in a near impossible situation.

What It's Like on the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine

Ioana Moldovan | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Ioana Moldovan

DONETSK -- I don't know how the landscape around Zenit looked back when the military position was first established, but these days it surely resembles the set of an apocalypse movie. Only this is real, not cardboard-made. The few standing buildings look like a poorly played Tetris game, with huge holes between their bricks. The fields like an old junkyard with rusty damaged armored vehicles and car skeletons. The ground appears like it came down with a bad case of chickenpox, all littered with craters from Grad missiles and mortar rounds. The trees have no branches, their arms amputated by shrapnel.

An Old War, a New War - The Upcoming Challenge to Ukraine's Ceasefire

Lev Golinkin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Home
Lev Golinkin

Thus far, the only stipulations which have been at least partially implemented are the ceasefire, a large-caliber arms withdrawal and a prisoner exchange. These steps are crucial, and the deescalation of violence has certainly led to a decrease in carnage.

Why Peace In Ukraine Must Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.27.2015 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Kiev Says It Can't Withdraw Weaponry As Attacks On Ukrainian Troops Persist

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Home

By Pavel Polityuk and Anton Zverev KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday it could not start with...

Why Peace in Ukraine Depends on America

Georgy Bovt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- The less the United States is constructively involved and committed to the process of reaching a settlement, the less likely it is that a lasting peace will emerge, that the points of the Minsk agreement will get implemented and that Kiev will fulfill its obligations.

Ukrainian Forces Pull Out Of Besieged Town

Reuters | Gleb Garanich and Anton Zverev | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin has called Europe's bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a stra...

Ukraine Rebels Disavow Ceasefire At Encircled Town

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2015 | Home

By Anton Zverev and Gleb Garanich DONETSK/ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Ukraine's rebels disavowed a new truce on Sunday hour...

Ukraine Army, Rebels Observe 'Day of Silence'

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Home

By Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused separatists of violating an agreed "Day of ...

Death Toll Rises In East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home

By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shells struck a district of separatist-controlled Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on...

Ukraine's Military Says Separatists Violate Month-Old Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | Home

By Gabriela Baczynska DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military accused Russian-backed separatists of fresh violations of...

The Flawed Logic of Russian Sanctions (and Why They Might Be Useful Anyway)

Kimberly Marten | Posted 11.28.2014 | Home
Kimberly Marten

Western sanctions are harming the Russian economy, but that doesn't mean they will achieve anything the West wants in Ukraine.

Ukraine's Military Readies To Pull Back Big Guns From Crisis-Torn East

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Home

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line ...

Shaky Ukrainian Ceasefire Largely Holds

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home

By Aleksandar Vasovic and Gabriela Baczynska MARIUPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian forces...

Ukraine Ceasefire Remains Shaky, But Still Holding

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2014 | Home

VIENNA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The ceasefire in Ukraine has largely held but remains shaky, a senior official of European security watchdog the OSCE sai...

Ukraine Ceasefire Holds Despite Mistrust Between Rebels, Kiev

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | Home

By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic DONESTSK/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, Sept 6 (Reuters) - An uneasy calm prevailed in eastern Ukrain...

Violence Erupts After Ukraine Ceasefire Ends

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Home

By Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets KIEV, July 1 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern re...


Posted 06.30.2014 | Home

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is halting a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists an...

Ukraine's President: Rebels Break Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home

KIEV, June 24 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday pro-Russian separatists in the east had violated a ceasefire with ove...

Putin Joins Calls For Ceasefire In Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2014 | Home

By Lidia Kelly and Richard Balmforth MOSCOW/KIEV, June 21 (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday voiced limited support for U...

Defiant Rebels Attack Ukrainian Forces After Ceasefire Begins

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2014 | Home

By Richard Balmforth and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine, June 21 (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian post...

Ukrainian Separatists Refuse Truce

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home

KIEV, June 19 (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists were locked in fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine on Thursday after rebe...