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Autonomy for eastern Ukraine?

The pro-Russian separatists are demanding a special status for the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk that would give them political, economic and cultural autonomy. Is this the birth of Putin's "New Russia”?

Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria | Wednesday, 24. September 2014

Ukraine conflict freezing

The conflict parties in Ukraine agreed on the weekend to establish a 30-km buffer zone along the front. Both sides have since begun clearing the area. The Christian-conservative daily Salzburger Nachrichten does not believe the move can bring peace and foresees a protracted frozen conflict: » more

Blog EUROPP - United Kingdom | Monday, 8. September 2014

Putin can't afford Donbas

The crisis in eastern Ukraine is putting a heavy strain on the Russian economy so President Putin should do all he can to ensure the ceasefire holds, political scientist Ellie Knott writes on the London School of Economics' blog EUROPP: » more

Gândul - Romania | Thursday, 4. September 2014

Poroshenko falling into Putin's trap

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's intention of going along with Putin's plan is not a good idea, the left-liberal online newspaper Gândul argues: » more

Lietuvos žinios - Lithuania | Thursday, 4. September 2014

Saulius Spurga on the reasons for Russia's aggression

Russia couldn't continue on its path of economic progress and modernisation, political scientist Saulius Spurga writes in the conservative daily Lietuvis žinios, arguing that this is why Moscow has become so aggressive since the start of the Ukraine crisis: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Thursday, 4. September 2014

Ceasefire not a peace agreement

A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine seems within reach, the daily Tages-Anzeiger believes: » more

Die Presse - Austria | Thursday, 4. September 2014

Moscow wants to "freeze" the conflict

Moscow's attempt to force Kiev to negotiate a peace agreement directly with the separatists is a tried and tested strategy by Russia, the liberal-conservative daily Die Presse comments: » more

Fokus - Ukraine | Wednesday, 27. August 2014

Global perspectives: Russia won't be deterred

While the EU discusses new sanctions against Russia, the Russian-language Ukrainian weekly Fokus gave up any hope that Putin will back down in the Ukraine crisis long ago: » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Saturday, 30. August 2014

West must stop expansion of "New Russia"

Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the separatist areas in eastern Ukraine as "New Russia" in a speech on Thursday. The West must not be intimidated by Putin's rhetoric, the conservative daily Berlingske urges: » more


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