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Ukrainian intelligence has received indications that Russia is ready to expand the scope of the armed conflict in the Donbas region, and open hostilities may resume as early as the end of December, reported Ukrinform.
"The situation in eastern Ukraine is extremely complicated. An increase in the number and the scale of enemy provocations is leading to a deterioration of the situation in the Donbas region. This includes attacks on Ukrainian Army positions by rebel soldiers… reinforced by …
The conflict area in Donbass continues to be heavily militarized, and the threat of conflict escalation remains, the First Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Jan Eliasson, said at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Dec 11.
"The conflict area remains heavily militarized. We see that a serious threat of escalation remains there," he said. According to Eliasson, most of the items of the "Minsk agreement" have not been achieved. And this situation jeopardizes the political process in …
In his address to the UN Security Council on December 11th, the Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, called on the pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region to allow free access to humanitarian missions in the area.
According to Ging, there are currently only two international humanitarian organizations that are allowed to operate in the regions of Eastern Ukraine that are controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the AFP …
The Kremlin's position prevents effective work in the Donbas
To postpone the Ukrainian question and unite in the fight against the "Islamic state" was the call made by the representative of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, at the meeting of OSCE Foreign Ministers in Belgrade.
In turn, Ukrainian foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, reminded those in attendance that the Ukrainian issue is on the agenda for the Belgrade meeting. Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine threaten peace no less than the "ISIL" …
Ukraine: Putin's Deceptive Pause
AS PER MARVIN KALB OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A strange, deceptive pause has settled over the Ukraine crisis. The war in the Donbas has slipped off the front page. American diplomats, absorbed with selling the Iran nuclear deal to a reluctant Congress, have been deflected from their long-standing concerns about Vladimir Putin's next steps