Ukraine and Donbas separatists exchange 200 prisoners in controversial swap

By |december 30th, 2019|Donbas, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country's war-torn east exchanged 200 prisoners on Sunday, swapping detained fighters for civilians and servicemen held captive in some cases for years in two breakaway regions.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine and Donbas separatists exchange 200 prisoners in controversial swap

Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine

By |december 10th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Donbas, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Emmanuel Macron, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Gas, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Russia, Steinmeier formula, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in their first face-to-face meeting, took part in nine hours of talks in Paris on Monday (9 November), brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Normandy summit upholds the Steinmeier formula for Eastern Ukraine

Don’t cede too much to Putin, Ukrainians tell Zelenskiy ahead of Paris summit

By |december 9th, 2019|Donbas, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kyiv on Sunday (8 December) to send a message to Ukraine’s president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday,  that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the cost of the country’s independence and sovereignty.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Don’t cede too much to Putin, Ukrainians tell Zelenskiy ahead of Paris summit

Donbas foes to pull back troops ahead of Normandy-type summit

By |november 8th, 2019|Donbas, France, Germany, News, Normandy format, OSCE, Russia, Ukraine conflict, Vadym Pristaiko, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine's army and Kremlin-backed separatists are set Friday (8 November) to complete the last phase of a troop pullback in the war-torn east in a key step towards a high-stakes summit with Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Donbas foes to pull back troops ahead of Normandy-type summit

Ukraine sees hope for ‘last chance’ peace summit in mid-November

By |oktober 14th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Donbas, Emmanuel Macron, France, Germany, Minsk agreement, News, Russia, Steinmeier formula, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Monday (14 October), warning of a “last chance” for Moscow.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine sees hope for ‘last chance’ peace summit in mid-November

Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says ‘Normandy’ summit possible

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Donbas, France, Germany, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine on Wednesday (9 October) refused to pull back troops in its restive east, saying for the second time this week that continued shelling by pro-Russian separatists there precluded the implementation of a disengagement agreement.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says ‘Normandy’ summit possible

Thousands rally in Kyiv to protest the ‘Steinmeier formula’ for eastern Ukraine

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Donbas, Minsk agreement, News, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Thousands of people gathered in Kyiv's main square on Sunday (6 October) to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held east as part of efforts to end a five-year conflict there.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Thousands rally in Kyiv to protest the ‘Steinmeier formula’ for eastern Ukraine

Hopko: Russia is killing the Minsk Agreement every day

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, Georgia, Hanna Hopko, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Russia, Transnistria, Ukraine|

A summit between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany is expected to take place within days in an effort to settle the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. But such a summit is pointless, especially when Putin will play his role of ‘нас...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hopko: Russia is killing the Minsk Agreement every day

Zelenskiy pushes for Donbas election, faces domestic backlash

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Donbas, France, Germany, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday (3 October) that Ukrainian candidates should take part in an election that is expected to be held in the east of the country, currently controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Zelenskiy pushes for Donbas election, faces domestic backlash

EU Commission hopeful of Russia-Ukraine thaw as many in Kyiv denounce ‘capitulation’

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|Belarus, Donald Trump, Donbas, Emmanuel Macron, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Minsk agreement, News, Normandy format, Ukraine, Ukraine conflict, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

The European Commission commended on Thursday (3 October) a recent diplomatic meeting in the Belarus capital Minsk, which gives hope for an international summit to stop the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. But many in Ukraine see the development as “capitulation”.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU Commission hopeful of Russia-Ukraine thaw as many in Kyiv denounce ‘capitulation’