Tag Archives: civil war in Ukraine

Switzerland | Only the people are able to resolve the conflict: a road map for Ukraine from Geneva

The future of Donbas, the causes of the conflict in Ukraine and possible ways of its settlement were discussed on Wednesday at the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations at the conference “One Day About Donbass”.

The event was divided into two parts. The first was held in the Geneva office of the United Nations and was devoted to geopolitical analysis of the situation in Ukraine. It was attended by historian and political scientist of the National Institute of Oriental Languages ​​and Civilizations Bruno Drweski; President of the Council of the Foundation of the Geneva Institute of International Relations Gabriel Galice; military political analyst, founder of the Stratpol.com website Xavier Moreau; professor of the Fordham University of New York Olena Nikolayenko, as well as Ukrainian political scientist, director of the Kiev Center for Political Studies and Conflict Studies Mikhail Pogrebinsky.

Switzerland | A day about Donbas in Geneva

On November 15 The Geneva Press Club announces public event “What future for Donbas?” devoted to “geopolitical analysis” of the war in Donbas and prospects for the future of this region for its population.

Civil war in Ukraine has started in spring of the year 2014 after uprising in Donbas region and lasts till now in position form. Numerous efforts to freeze the conflict broke due to the Kiev government rigidity.

Ukraine | Ukrainian official offers to shoot Ukrainians for cooperation with Russia

Head of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov considers it possible to shoot Ukrainians for cooperation with Russia.

“What I want to say is that all those who cooperate with the aggressor should be imprisoned. This is my position. Whoever helps the aggressor should go there. If there is at least one hint that there is cooperation that strengthens the defense capability of the Russian Federation, I’m sorry, we will arrest and shoot. There are no other options,” he said.

This statement, which was made by the head of the National Security and Defense Council during the presentation of a new unmanned aerial vehicle on the Antonov flight test facility on Wednesday, was not included in the broadcast from the event’s place, but later the recording with these words was demonstrated by the Ukrainian “Channel 5”. At the same presentation Turchinov announced plans to create drones that will collect information over Kamchatka and other regions of Russia.

Ukraine | SBU officer takes DPR side, intends to divulge secret documents

The acting high-ranking security official of Ukraine, Lieutenant-Colonel Roman Labusov, defected to the side of the Donetsk People’s Republic. He has stated this today at a press conference in Donetsk. Labusov was born in Donetsk, he worked at the SBU Directorate in the Donetsk region. Since 2014 he served in Mariupol.

Ukraine | Kiev-controlled forces increase activity at contact line in Donbas

On August 20 the Ukrainian forces launched 267 mortar rounds and shells on the territory of the Donetsk republic over the past 24 hours. “In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used artillery, tanks and mortars. Two projectiles with the caliber of 152-mm, 22 tank shells, nine projectiles of 122-mm caliber, 70 rounds of the caliber of 120-mm and 102 of the 82-mm caliber were fired at the settlements and adjacent areas,” the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command of the Republic Eduard Basurin said.