Tag: Minsk Agreement

Putin Will Never Agree to The Deal Thomas Graham Suggests He Wants, Portnikov Says

January 5, 2017

Vladimir Putin has no interest in the deal Thomas Graham suggests he now wants, Vitaly Portnikov says; and consequently, if Washington pursues the course the former US diplomat and current Kissinger Associate advisor proposes, it will only embarrass itself.

‘Quiet Regimen’: Russian-Backed Forces Fire 30 Times on Ukrainian Positions; 2500 UAF Soldiers Killed in 2 Years

September 10, 2016

Despite the “quiet regimen” agreed upon by the two opposing sides, Russian-backed forces fired 30 times on Ukrainian positions today, including with heavy artillery banned under the Minsk agreement.

No Trilateral Meeting of Normandy Quartet Leaders But Only Bilaterals in China: Kremlin

August 30, 2016

Three of the four leaders of the “Normandy Quartet” — French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin — will not have a trilateral meeting in Beijing, but only bilateral meetings, the Kremlin announced.

The Briefing: The Ukraine Deadlock

February 1, 2016

NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is RFE/RL’s short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. As Western powers push for a final settlement to the conflict in Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro […]

Ukraine Live Day 682: Fighting Reduced and No Casualties on New Year’s Eve; Militants Pound Opytnoye

December 31, 2015

Today on New Year’s Eve, the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] reported that fighting was significantly reduced, and a Ukrainian presidential spokesman said there were no casualties. Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For […]

Ukraine Live Day 675: Russian-Backed Fighters Fake Retreat from Kominternovo to Confuse OSCE

December 24, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: […]

Putin in Syria: US Secretary of State Kerry Arrives in Moscow for Talks with Lavrov and Putin

December 15, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow today December 15 and has begun talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov primarily on Syria but also Ukraine. Later today he will meet with President Vladimir Putin. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Ukraine Live Day 646: Ukrainian Chief of General Staff Orders Troops to Cease Fire

November 25, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual updates click on the timestamps. For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: […]