Feb 11, 2015 Leaders of Belarus, France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Minsk for negotiations. The result were the ‘Minsk 2’ agreements, a road map for a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine and to lay ground for a political solution. OSCE was appointed to monitor the implementation of the agreements. For …
28th April in the Lesniki village of Kievska oblast the unknown attacked the camera crew of journalist investigation program “Nashi Groshi” (Our Money) (ZIK channel). It is highly likely this case would interest no one (alas, journalists are assaulted regularly in Ukraine), if it were not the people who assaulted and their sibling …
Interview with Irina (32) from Donetsk. Occupation: Lawyer, criminologist. Single.
OSCE monitors and publishes nearly on a daily bases reports on the implementation of the Minsk 2 agreements. Or to what degree the ceasefire is violated. Graphics that are based on those data and about how they were made.
Interview with Dimitry (35) from Lugansk. Divorced taxi driver with two children. His wife with the children remained in Lugansk because they feared to lose their property.
Oleksandr Danyulyuk (SBU) says the military wing of Right Sector (PS) has imprisoned four medical volunteers (of Ukrainian forces). The volunteers are suspected to be held in Velykomykhailivka, at the headquarters of PS. (hvylya.net)
On April 16 armedpolitics.com and a TV crew of Kanal 7 attended a military training of ‘Odessa Self-Defense’. Firstly, this post is about observations during military exercises. Secondly, we had the opportunity to see how Ukrainian news are produced… and became finally a part of it.
Ukrainian Army encircled the base of Right Sector (PS, Pravyi Sektor), a political party with a active military wing. The incident is a sign of increasing tensions within Ukraine’s elite. It’s not clear if this is just bargaining on the ground.
Sloviansk (Slavyansk) is a city in the Donetsk Oblast, in 25 km distance to the area hold by separatists (DNR, ATO zone). As a transport hub (including the highway to Mariupol) and administrative center the city is of strategic importance.
Bessarabia is a historical region, a former puffer zone of the Russian, Austrian and Ottoman empires. It’s boundaries lay mainly in today’s Moldavia (including Transnistria) and to a smaller part in the south of Ukraine (see Wikipedia). There are attempts to revitalize Bessarabia, rather for political reasons than out of nostalgia.