Tag: People’s Republic of Donetsk

If West Allows Russia Role in Donbass, Moscow Will Destabilize Ukraine for Decades: Georgian

February 10, 2015

Staunton, February 6 – In their rush to end the fighting in southeastern Ukraine, Western governments are in danger of creating a far larger and long-lasting problem for the region and themselves in the future, according to Bacho Korchilava, because if the West legitimates a role for Russia in the Donbas, Moscow will be able […]

Pro-Russian Separatists Say Their Fighters’ Death Toll Has Reached 1,000

July 3, 2014

Russian-backed separatists fighting in southeastern Ukraine have not always been willing to acknowledge the extent of casualties and mortalities in battle. Frequent gunfire and disruption in communications have made it difficult both to count and to bury the dead. But last week, a spokesman for the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) held a press conference […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 88: Separatist Ultimatum for Ukrainian Government Forces to Withdraw Ends

May 16, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. An interactive map of the situation: View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For links to individual […]

Donetsk a Distillation of the Worst of Soviet and Imperial Past, Rufabula Writers Say

May 15, 2014

Staunton, May 15 – Just as Transdniestria has sometimes been described as the Soviet Union frozen in time, so too, the writers of the Rufabula.com portal say, “the so-called ‘Donetsk Republic’ concentrates in itself all the abominations which remain from the post-Soviet and post-imperial heritage” and which many had thought had passed from the scene […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 84: After the Referendum, What Happens Next?

May 12, 2014

Yesterday armed Russian-backed separatists oversaw a referendum vote on the autonomy of the regions of eastern Ukraine. Despite the fact that the vote was deeply flawed and did not meet any international standards, the official results say that 96% of voters stood for autonomy. Yesterday’s liveblog