New offensive in Ukraine

The leader of the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic), Alexander Zakharchenko, announced in a statement to Interfax  a new offensive against government troops. Ukrainian officials are confirming a rebel offensive against government positions. This announcement and the apparently already started offensive naturally neutralize all diplomatic efforts for a peaceful solution of the conflict. The Minsk protocol never … Continue reading New offensive in Ukraine

Germany offers Russia free trade agreement

It seems that regarding the currently suffering EU-Russia relationship an alternative to sanctions and diplomatic punishments could be coming up. The German newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered Russia negotiations over a free trade agreement between the European Union and Russia. The German government sees this offer as an incentive for … Continue reading Germany offers Russia free trade agreement

Russia must assimilate Novorossiya

Many might ask themselves today after yet another blood bath how to end the conflict in Eastern Ukraine resp. “Novorossiya”. While a peaceful solution again seems to have moved to a far distance, there are hopes and expectations set to Russia in a different kind of solution – incorporating the area of “Novorossiya” into Russia … Continue reading Russia must assimilate Novorossiya

No peace for Ukraine

As stated in an earlier article, doubts on the planned peace conference on 15 January in Astana, Kazakhstan, were justified. Today the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany announced that the peace talks have been postponed for an indefinite period of time, because no progress in implementation of the Minsk protocol has been … Continue reading No peace for Ukraine