Donbas

Lavrov: war against Ukraine should be avoided

A war in Donbas against Ukraine can and should be avoided, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Sputnik. "If it depends on us and on the [Donbas] militias, as far as we can understand their principled …

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Zelensky invites Putin to meet in Donbass

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Tuesday invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to meet "at any location" in the conflict-hit eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass. In a video address, released on Tuesday, …

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Konstantin Kurylev: "Zelensky is on a minefield"

The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Everyone seems to be ready for war. On the one hand, Kiev's motives are quite understandable. It wants to take back its territories. On the other hand, theories are being put forward …

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Putin and Merkel discuss situation in Donbas over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone talk on Thursday. Both Putin and Merkel voiced concern over the rising tensions in the southeast of …

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Moscow and Washington discussed Ukraine situation

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russian and U.S. officials have discussed the situation in southeastern Ukraine, where a recent uptick in violence and an increased Russian troop presence across the border have heightened …

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Ukraine hinders Donbass negotiation format

Several high-ranking representatives of Kiev at once made statements on the situation in Donbass and the negotiation format of the settlement. The statements run counter to the agreements reached during the talks in early July in Berlin, in …

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Kiev and Donetsk complete first prisoner swap this year

The first prisoner exchange in 2020 between the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Ukraine has ended, the Donetsk republic’s envoy to the Contact Group’s humanitarian subgroup and DPR Human Rights Commissioner Darya Morozova …

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Zelensky to establish Ministry of Donbass Affairs

Today, President of Ukraine Vladymyr Zelensky said that a fund for the restoration of Donbas has been created in the country, and a relevant ministry will appear in the near future. “We are not waiting and already …

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