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Opinion: More than meets the eye or the case against a ‘frozen conflict’ in East Ukraine

Currently it seems that the on-going Ukrainian–Russian conflict in the East of Ukraine is drawing to a possible end. However, it looks as if a newly minted ‘frozen conflict’ zone is poised to appear on the world map. While the end of active fighting might seem as a positive development, a ‘frozen conflict’ might actually pose even greater threats to international security. […]

Talks in Minsk

Ceasefire agreement between Ukraine’s government and separatists signed in Minsk

Representatives of the Ukrainian government and separatist rebels signed a protocol in Minsk, declaring a ceasefire as of Friday 6 PM, Intefax news agency reports. […]

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Foreign affairs

Baltics consider recognizing Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Republics” as terrorist organizations

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are considering to recognize the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations, Baltic diplomats in Kiev have stated. […]