Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine: pressure on Moscow to maintain

The recent ceasefire in Ukraine has kept a day. On Monday, a few hours after the entry into force at midnight, reported the Ukrainian army positions had been sh

Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine: pressure on Moscow to maintain

The recent ceasefire in Ukraine has kept a day. On Monday, a few hours after the entry into force at midnight, reported the Ukrainian army positions had been shelled by Pro-Russian separatists. So it seems to confirm what many had predicted: these, Too, cease-fire, as more than two dozen previously, is not to expose the war in Eastern Ukraine for a longer period of time.

foreign Minister Maas has therefore done the right thing, which exclude re-admission of Russia into the circle of the G-7 countries, as long as the war and the annexation of the Crimea continue. Russia itself can make the greatest contribution, so that these doors open again.

But a change of direction of the Russian President is unlikely. A few days ago Kiev announced a "breakthrough in the Minsk process," Putin and Selenskyj of commitment to the ceasefire in a phone call. However, the war in Eastern Ukraine, even after six years and more than 13,000 dead and no end.

The two "people's republics" of Donetsk and Luhansk are dependent on Russia – and the Kremlin has decided, obviously, another Time to bet on escalation instead of relaxation. Because Russia denies continue to be at war is involved, assign the responsibility for Action in the "people's republics" of. So it is on the West, the pressure on Russia to maintain.

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 14:19

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