Tag: Minsk-2 agreement

Russia Update: G7 Meets Without Putin and Vows to Continue Sanctions Against Russia

June 8, 2015

The G7 leaders met in Bavaria this weekend and vowed to continue sanctions against Russia, with the option to add more, if the Minsk agreement continues to be violated. The Western leaders urged Russia “to use its considerable influence over the separatists” to fully abide by the agreement. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where […]

West Still Approaching Conflict in Ukraine Tactically Rather than Strategically, Shevtsova Says

June 2, 2015

Staunton, June 2 – The West has been far more united and tougher about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine than anyone would have expected only a year ago, but “one must understand that the West having adopted a tactic about this conflict all the same has not yet elaborated a strategy,” according to Liliya Shevtsova. As […]

Ukraine Live Day 391: Poroshenko Submits Draft ‘Law on Certain Districts in Donbass’

March 15, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs 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. For links to individual […]

Putin’s Strategy: Involve West in Undermining Ukraine so Ukrainians Will Despise It Too

March 4, 2015

Staunton, March 4 – Vladimir Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea and continuing aggression against Ukraine means that Ukrainians will never again accept ethnic Russians as “a fraternal people” or be prepared to defer to Moscow unless they are compelled to by forces beyond the capacity of today’s Russia to field. Instead, they will continue to pursue […]