Consequences of the Deterioration of the Situation in Donbas* Cover Image

Consequences of the Deterioration of the Situation in Donbas*
Consequences of the Deterioration of the Situation in Donbas*

Author(s): Anna Maria Dyner, Daniel Szeligowski
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Ukraine; conflict; Eastern Europe; Russia
Summary/Abstract: The recent exacerbation of hostilities in Ukraine’s Donbas is a reaction by Russia-backed irregular forces to actions taken by the Ukraine Armed Forces (UAF), who since December 2016 have been gradually restoring control over territory along the Minsk-agreed separation line. Russia accuses Ukraine of breaching the Minsk agreement and blames the Ukrainian authorities for the outbreak of fighting. The argument will be used by Russia to lift sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the EU. However, the Ukrainian authorities claim that the UAF’s actions have not violated the Minsk agreement since it provides for the territory in question to be under Ukraine’s control.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English