After all diplomatic efforts to end fighting in eastern Ukraine by means of a peaceful solution have failed so far, the leaders of France and Germany have initiated new peace talks in Minsk on Wednesday. Many observers consider this as possibly the last chance for a peaceful solution of the conflict (though peace is always … Continue reading Last chance for peace?
During the last weeks the situation in eastern Ukraine has deteriorated rapidly with heavy fighting and consequently increasing victims not only among the combatants, but especially among civilians. This year within only three weeks until 1 February at least 224 civilians have been killed and 545 wounded as a result of fighting in the conflict … Continue reading No peace in Ukraine
Many ways lead to Rome as a common saying goes. Regarding the escalating conflict in Eastern Ukraine which is demanding an increasing tribute of civilian life – as today in Mariupol – also many ways could lead to an end of this vicious circle of violence. Today’s guest contribution from Hem Raj Jain suggests that … Continue reading Russia should recognize Novorossiya
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
With the (Western) media having calmed down on the Charlie Hebdo assault, the spotlight is again east Ukraine where the situation has deteriorated over the last few days and a peaceful solution of the conflict seems to be further away than ever. The airport of Donetsk is currently one of the hotspots with great symbolic … Continue reading Fighting claims Civilian victims
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