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Minsk II failed?

It might be to early to draw final conclusions, but today’s events in the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve suggest that the second ceasefire agreed upon in Minsk (Minsk II) has also failed. The widely expressed skepticism towards the recent agreement in the Ukraine conflict could have been justified. Expectations in Minsk II were never … Continue reading Minsk II failed?

Ukraine – prisoner exchange planned

While media largely reports that yesterdays meeting of the Minsk contact group ended without any progress, separatist sources report today that the parties agreed on a prisoner exchange. 150 captured central government soldiers are to be exchanged with 225 captured separatist fighters. Meanwhile the negotiations are continued via video conferences and a new meeting in … Continue reading Ukraine – prisoner exchange planned