Historically, Ukraine has been in the top tier of contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions in conflict zones worldwide. Now, one of the intergovernmental body’s truce contingents might land in eastern Ukraine.
The introduction of peacekeepers to Donbas is not unrealistic, but the question is how much this mission, its mandate and composition will be in line with the declared goals. In any case, it can be a step towards ending the bloodshed, but what will Ukraine get tomorrow, when this mission ends its work?
Increased pressure on Russia by the West and greater attention of the West to the position of Ukraine are two main features of the Minsk process at the moment.
Kurt Volker, the newly appointed US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations additionally confirmed in an interview for Financial Times that the US administration was “seriously considering” whether to change its position and ship deadly weapons to Ukraine. However, the possibility of such development remains unclear.
Denys Kuzmin – Senior research fellow and European Studies program coordinator at the Center for International Studies, Odessa National University – discussed key issues of Ukraine-European Union relations.
As of July, 10 over 93 thousand Ukrainians who are holders of biometric passports has crossed borders with EU/Schengen states under the visa-free regime introduced on June, 11, reports Europe without barriers with reference to data by State Border Service of Ukraine (SBSU).
After more than three years which have passed since the start of the war in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government has come up with ideas about a new plan for de-occupation of Donbas and its reintegration into Ukraine.
During his visit to Ukraine, the US Secretary of State will inform Ukrainian authorities about the results of negotiations between Trump and Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
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All eurosceptic parties in the EU members states – both the right-wing and the left-wing parties – side with Russia in one way or another.