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All the materials marked with tag: Donbas
23 MarchSociety
What might cause the “Russian Spring” to make a comeback in Ukraine and where might this happen?
23 MarchSociety
What prevented Kremlin curators from realising the "Crimean scenario" in most regions of South-Eastern Ukraine?
17 March
Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine spoke to The Ukrainian Week about current priorities and obstacles faced by the SMM in its work on the ground
17 MarchPolitics
How trading with ORDiLO became a handy loophole from paying taxes
15 MarchEconomics
Where the claims in favor of continuing coal trade with the occupied parts of Donbas are misleading
15 MarchWorld
The blockade of the occupied parts of the Donbas is a consequence of the irresponsible actions of the top leadership in Ukraine and their imitation war against Russia. The legal side of this confrontation could have a decisive impact
23 FebruaryEconomics
Despite the war and partial occupation of the Donbas, Rinat Akhmetov has preserved his business empire and is increasing output
23 FebruaryEconomics
Maintaining socio-economic ties to the occupied territories of Donbas is of dubious value to Ukraine, but makes life a lot easier for the terrorists running them
23 FebruaryPolitics
What the January Cabinet of Ministers' decree on the occupied territory means for Ukraine and Russia
22 December, 2016Politics
There are a number of mechanisms for charging those responsible for the shooting down of MH17. None is ideal but, put together, they could yield results
12 December, 2016Politics
How elections in the Donbas usually play out
12 December, 2016Society
Why is Russia rushing to put an end to the warlords in its self-proclaimed republics in occupied Donbas?
14 October, 2016
Head of the ICRC mission to Ukraine on how to look for the missing and how their families can deal with obstacles in the process
14 August, 2016Society
In the past two years, crime rates have grown in Ukraine. Factors contributing to the general criminalization of society include economic decline and war
11 August, 2016Society
Founder of rehabilitation program for the military on forgiveness, understanding the war, and ways to learn to cope with this all
11 August, 2016Society
In addition to separatism with its referenda and Russian humanitarian convoys, the war in Ukraine begot a stratum of criminals consisting of war veterans, both real and fake
11 August, 2016Society
The intensity of clashes in the ATO zone is increasing with each day of summer. The terrorists openly use heavy artillery
26 July, 2016Politics
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks on the human rights situation in Donbas and Crimea, and his further plan regarding these territories
27 June, 2016Politics
Elections in the occupied parts of Donbas will boost the strength of the Opposition Bloc in Ukrainian politics. Its strategic goal is to return Ukraine into Russia’s orbit
27 June, 2016Politics
How Ukrainian politicians see the likelihood of elections in the occupied parts of Donbas
25 May, 2016Politics
Election in the occupied Donbas is nothing more than a slogan used at the Minsk negotiations. There are no real tools available today to make it happen
25 May, 2016Economics
After two very hard years, Ukrainians may be able to breathe more easily this coming summer
16 May, 2016
In mid-week, Ukraine’s media was rocked by yet another scandal. Myrotvorets or Peacemaker, a site known for publishing information about those who have collaborated with terrorists, published a list of journalists who have been accredited by the “Donetsk People’s Republic”
31 March, 2016Society
Patriots from Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts strive to become an influential force
8 March, 2016World
Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the decision-making process on provision of arms to Ukraine, reset policies between the US and Russia, and the need for reforms in Ukraine
26 February, 2016
After using leftist populist slogans to heat up the situation in the Donbas in the spring of 2014, Russia’s proxies have brought rapacious, feudal bolshevism to the region instead
31 January, 2016Society
How books turned war into reality
29 January, 2016
Presidential envoy for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas and member of the humanitarian subgroup in the Minsk Negotiating Team talks to The Ukrainian Week about prisoner exchange, the amnesty for militants and Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia
27 January, 2016Politics
Foreign policy objectives and challenges for 2016
21 December, 2015Society
Ukrainians tend to get their stereotypes about the "DPR" primarily from distorted media reports and have not been to Donetsk or other currently "republican" cities since they were seized. Some had a little experience of life in "Novorossia" and left, still believing that nothing has changed there since summer 2014.
14 December, 2015
To achieve successful democratic development, the Ukrainian citizens need our moral, financial and practical support
20 November, 2015Politics
Analysis of elections in Eastern Ukraine: old and new parties
13 October, 2015Society
The Ukrainian Week polls the military, officials and politicians about the prospects for a longterm ceasefire
20 August, 2015
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Spokesperson on its mandate and tasks in Ukraine
20 August, 2015
Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs on Ukraine’s cooperation with Western partners and international organizations, the consequences of the Minsk agreement and the upcoming local elections
20 August, 2015Politics
Proposed decentralization raises concern over the quality of human resources available to run the regions
19 August, 2015World
The interests and prejudices of officials and diplomats from the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe and other international agencies sometimes affect policy decisions more than they should
19 August, 2015World
Initially, local civilians and the military had been quite critical of the OSCE monitors. This has changed recently
6 August, 2015Society
Ukrainian victories in the East
16 July, 2015Society
Believers in Eastern Ukraine faced brutal intolerance, repression and murder
18 May, 2015Politics
The Donbas master's current clout in politics, economy and war
14 May, 2015World
Ex-US Ambassador to Russia on the “reset policy”, Russia’s “resource curse”, and main threats of Putin’s policy for the West and Ukraine
16 April, 2015Society
Colonel Serhiy Halushko, Deputy Head of Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, on practical aspects of the mobilization campaign
20 March, 2015World
The initiative to invite peacekeepers to Donbas seems like a desperate move in the situation when traditional means of deterring Russia's creeping expansion have failed
16 March, 2015Politics
Why an international strategy to return Crimea is necessary and what implications the militarization of the peninsula will have for the Black Sea and Mediterranean region
16 March, 2015Politics
The annexation of Crimea from December 2, 2013, through April 4, 2014
23 February, 2015
President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in exile, Akhmed Zakayev, talks to The Ukrainian Week about what Kadyrovites want in the Donbas, the December clashes in Grozny and Makhachkali as an extension of the Russo-Chechen war that has gone on with varying intensity for nearly 25 years now, the illusory friendship of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, and the coming of ISIL to the Northern Caucasus.
21 February, 2015Security
Ukrainian media tend to portray the enemy as semi-barbaric gangs of terrorists, good for nothing without Russian volunteers, the Chechen spetsnaz and the regular army of the Russian Federation. This distorted view of the enemy leads to underestimation and arrogance, which represent a factor of defeat.
21 February, 2015World
Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is part of a broader, and more dangerous, confrontation with the West
21 February, 2015World
François Heisbourg and Judy Dempsey comment on the leadership of the USA and Germany in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, delivery of weapons to Ukraine and the new world order
3 February, 2015Society
Donetsk separatism only truly became a noticeable problem in 2014. Until then, almost no one believed that it existed.
27 January, 2015Security
Key legal aspects of the emergency situation imposed in Eastern Ukraine
26 January, 2015Society
For four days, the Russian "brothers" made preparations to shoot down Ukrainian troops near Ilovaysk
31 December, 2014Politics
Donetsk-born MP Yegor Firsov on his home region: In contrast to most regular citizens, who saw the riots from outside, I knew the process from inside. From the very first days, I clearly understood that there was a guided, controlled rebellion, in which everyone skilfully played the roles designated to them
29 December, 2014Society
Some experts feel that the war in the Donbas was started to distract attention from the annexation of Crimea and force its recognition. If this is the case, the goal has almost been achieved. Indeed, when the military and civilians are dying, who can be bothered with Crimea where everything seems to be relatively quiet? However, that quietness is deceptive.
26 December, 2014Politics
Widely perceived as the economic and political tandem of the Donbas, Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts have actually never been equal partners
24 December, 2014Politics
The Ukrainian Week spoke to the former deputy chief of the Security Service of Ukraine and current MP about Ukrainian partisans in the Donbas, sabotage in Russia, reforms in the SBU and who it worked for prior to the Maidan.
23 December, 2014Politics
Even progressive and pro-Ukrainian people from this region are often pessimistic about the Donbas and its population, saying that most locals are completely hopeless, it’s impossible to get through to their brains or souls, and it’s unrealistic to change the socio-political landscape of their territory; it’s like a black hole on the map of Ukraine, a kind of huge demographic and psychological well, the bottom of a mine, from which it is impossible to claw a way out to the surface.
8 December, 2014Society
The echoes of the Famine in today's separatism in South-Eastern Ukraine
8 December, 2014Society
Ukrainian war veterans return from the Donbas. And face a new war
12 November, 2014
Unhappy, poorly dressed people, mostly elderly, trudged to the polls to cast their votes for one of the richest people in the Donetsk region
11 November, 2014Politics
The election in Donbas followed the traditional scenario for this region. Unfortunately, its residents learned nothing from the bloody lessons of 2014
16 October, 2014Society
Ruslan Petrenko (not his real name) from a small town near Donetsk was a pro-Ukrainian activist. This got him in trouble: he was taken hostage by the “DNR” terrorists and spent more than a month in captivity
11 September, 2014Politics
The “special status” of the Donbas within Ukraine can turn it into an impoverished criminal reservation. This will help Moscow conceal its occupation of part of the neighbour’s territory and legitimize its presence in the region
11 September, 2014Society
In his interview for The Ukrainian Week, sociologist Yevhen Holovakha discusses ways used to install Soviet values, explains why nostalgia about the USSR and argues that one efficient way to de-Sovietize society is to dispel the myth about the high standard of social care under the Bolsheviks
11 September, 2014Navigator
Donwplayed and obscured for half a century, the Donbas appears as Ukraine’s historical and natural terra incognita
10 September, 2014
How the war has changed the perception of independence in Eastern Ukraine
10 September, 2014
Trying to figure out what on earth happened with Donbas over the recent decades one cannot ignore the peculiar partnership between the masses and the rulers of the region
10 September, 2014Politics
Sovietism is deeply rooted in the Donetsk prairies. Unless it is liquidated, the region will see no progress or solution to the current situation
10 September, 2014Society
The Ukrainian Week speaks to Ms. Mikheyeva about the humanitarian future of her native region
8 September, 2014Politics
The advance of Russians in the Donbas has halted the movement of the Ukrainian army eastward and intensified the panic in our rear. However, the shock will soon pass, and society may have no option but to prepare for a cold winter and a lengthy military confrontation
20 August, 2014Economics
How the war in Eastern Ukraine is affecting national economy
19 August, 2014Society
Rinat Akhmetov, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych continue to weave plots for Eastern Ukraine, making the rebels with black-and-orange ribbons think that they are dying for a New Russia, not for oligarchic interests
16 July, 2014Society
Volunteers who raise funds for the Ukrainian military share their motivations, worries and bank details for those who are willing to donate
16 July, 2014News
Terrorists attack Ukrainian anti-terrorist operation forces with tanks, mines and anti-tank guided missiles near the villages of Marynivka, Tarany and Stepanivka in Donetsk Oblast, the National Guard’s press service reports
16 July, 2014News
At night on July 16, the militants shelled anti-terrorist operation forces four times, reports Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Military and Political Research Center
13 July, 2014News
A cluster of the Russian military was detected near the village of Heivka, Stanychno-Luhansk County, Luhansk Oblast, 3 km from the Russian border on the Ukrainian territory, on July 12, National Security and Defence Council info-center spokesperson Andriy Lysenko reports
11 July, 2014News
Nearly 20 tanks and AFVs crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border at night on July 20-11
11 July, 2014News
According to Zorian Shkiriak, Advisor to the Interior Minister, 30 Ukrainian servicemen were killed last night during the shelling with BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers near the village of Zelenopillia, Donestk Oblast. ATO spokesperson Vladyslav Selezniov reports 32 killed and 93 injured
9 July, 2014Politics
If the “Donbas pacification plan” announced by Petro Poroshenko is to be implemented effectively, the region’s administrative map could be redrawn more sensibly
1 July, 2014News
President Petro Poroshenko announces the end of ceasefire in the Donbas, he says after the meeting of the National Security and Defence Council, his press service reports
30 June, 2014News
Ukrainian military have been fending off attacks of terrorists and awaiting the order for assault; the plan for it ready by now, Andriy Lysenko, press-secretary for the Council’s information center says
30 June, 2014News
Terrorists shelled the bases of Ukrainian military near Kramatorsk airfield and checkpoints near Sloviansk, the villages of Makariv and Avdeyevka, the Anti-Terrorist press service reports
30 June, 2014News
The militants installed artillery weapons at Urytskoho Street in Sloviansk. They are shelling residential districts, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
30 June, 2014Politics
What the new President should start with to meet expectations of his voters
28 June, 2014News
At night on June 27-28, terrorists kept shooting at the anti-terrorist operation groups, InfoResist coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk reports on his Facebook page
28 June, 2014News
The SBU, Ukraine’s Security Service, arrests a member of the terrorist organization acting in Eastern Ukraine, its press service reports
28 June, 2014News
Terrorists are shooting at anti-terrorist operation troops near Sloviansk, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the InfoResist group, reports on his Facebook page
27 June, 2014News
EU leaders claim that new sanctions against Russia could be passed anytime, the European Council says in its conclusions on Ukraine passed at the session in Brussels today
20 June, 2014News
12 paratroopers from the 25th Dnipropetrovsk Airborne Brigade were killed in clashes near Krasnyi Lyman, a town in Donetsk Oblast. 25 more were injured, members of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast national protection headquarters wrote on Facebook
19 June, 2014News
Ukraine’s Security Service, SBU, submits files against two foreigners and eight Ukrainians to court. Charges include spying, terrorist activity and mass disturbances, SBU press service reports
17 June, 2014News
Many militants in the Donbas will take the chance and lay down arms during the temporary ceasefire, coordinator of Information Resistance group, Dmytro Tymchuk, tells The Ukrainian Week in a comment
17 June, 2014News
The ceasefire agreement in the area of the antiterrorist operation came into effect at around 7.20 p.m. today. It allows the injured and the dead to be taken out of the area, Vasyl Budik, a man held hostage by Ihor (aka Bes) Bezler’s militants in Horlivka, a town in Donetsk Oblast, wrote on his Facebook page today
17 June, 2014News
Тerrorists are forcing local men to take up arms, Dmytro Tymchuk, coordinator of the Information Resistance group, tells in a comment for The Ukrainian Week
12 June, 2014Politics
Andrey Illarionov, a former advisor to Vladimir Putin, talks to The Ukrainian Week about the prospects of Russian imperialism, the efficiency of Western diplomacy and the possible consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war
11 June, 2014World
The Ukrainian Week talks to Wolfgang Ischinger, German diplomat who was the Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for National Dialogue Roundtables in Ukraine, on his work, European and Ukrainian co-existence with Russia, and security threats of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia
11 June, 2014Economics
Russian leaders are certain their country will easily weather Western sanctions. Business disagrees
11 June, 2014Society
Semen Semenchenko talks about voluntary special forces, the Chechen trail in Eastern Ukraine and inevitable terror
10 June, 2014Politics
Russian weapons have transformed separatist-controlled territories into a battlefield. The locals support the rebels for promises of order and Soviet values. The region could quickly become the new Transnistria
9 June, 2014News
The armed conflict is in the process of being stopped in Eastern Ukraine, Acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval said as reported by the Ministry of Defense press-service
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