Tag: Donbas

National

Russia throws untrained civilians from occupied Donbas into hot spots of its war in Ukraine

Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Independent isn’t revealing last names of the people from the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine interviewed for this story for safety reasons.  Nearly every man that Oleksii, a 24-year-old resident of Russian-occupied Khrestivka in Donetsk Oblast, knows – friends, school classmates, and former colleagues from a coal ...
National

Canada, Japan, Australia join Western allies in Russia sanction sweep

Canada, Japan and Australia have joined the growing list of countries taking a stand against Russia by imposing new sanctions after Moscow officially ordered troops into Russian-occupied parts of Ukrainian Donbas.  The U.S., the U.K., and the European Union had already unveiled sanctions targeting Russian officials and financial institutions. The ...
National

Putin says Russia-backed illegitimate ‘states’ in eastern Ukraine have claim to entire regions of Donetsk, Luhansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the rightful borders of the illegitimate Russia-backed “states” in eastern Ukraine extend to the whole region of the Donbas, which is considerably bigger than the currently occupied areas. The announcement further escalates the tension that spiked after Russia officially recognized the two proxies late ...
Opinion

Peter Dickinson: Putin escalates his Ukraine war with recognition of separatist republics

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was published by Atlantic Council. It is republished here with permission. Almost exactly eight years to the day since he first ordered the invasion of Crimea, Vladimir Putin struck another blow in his war against Ukrainian statehood on February 21 by officially recognizing the two so-called separatist republics ...