Events taking place in Donbass today, only give negative signals to Russia, which leads to serious problems for Moscow. To change the situation on the ground, the Kremlin should either allow for concessions, or escalate the conflict even further – says a senior analyst at the International Centre for Policy Studies – Anatoly Oktysyuk.

The Riga Summit was a long-awaited event not only for countries participating in the Eastern Partnership, but also for the European Union on the whole. The attention of the EU and certain of its member countries was never so closely associated with the events in Eastern Europe, first and foremost in Ukraine.

US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt hopes that a new round of armed confrontation in Donbas will not happen. Although, he notes, that there are some signs of recovery of military confrontation: “We know that Russia conducts intensive training of the so-called Army of New Russia. Furthermore, it has also collected its missiles “ground-air” very close to the boundary line on Ukrainian territory “- the news agency UNIAN.

Survey of Ukrainian experts, politicians, journalists, public officials and community leaders, conducted by the Institute of World Politics in the framework of a major project of the Association for International Affairs (Czech Republic) showed: during five years of the Eastern Partnership, doubts and fears of Ukrainian experts and diplomats did not vanish, they transformed into clear requirements for its reform.

Since the outbreak of war in Eastern Ukraine, a complete failure of evacuation from the social institutions, located in the conflict zone, happened and no one was brought to justice – says in the new analysis of the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research (KHiSR).

In the latest edition of the “Foreign Policy Insight”, weekly publication of the International Centre for Policy Studies, experts of the Centre were trying to find answers to the following questions: to which extent Poland and Ukraine use the new window of opportunity to enhance political, economic, humanitarian, military-technical cooperation?

In the new issue of the weekly digest Foreign Policy Insight experts of the International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) analysed attempts of Ukraine and Belarus to form joint positions against the backdrop of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

Experts of the International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) believe that Ukrainian transport blockade of Crimea causes isolation of Peninsula and destroys relationships between “continental” Ukraine and local people, pushing them to greater integration with Russia.