A peacekeeping mission should have access to the entire occupied area of the Donbas, including the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border. However, without compromises from Russia launching a full-fledged peacekeeping mission in the East of Ukraine will be unrealistic.
Among the residents of Kharkiv the support of the course of Ukraine towards rapprochement with the European Union is gradually increasing, however a significant part of the residents Kharkiv holds “silence” without publicly expressing its foreign policy preferences.
This latest quarter confirmed the pointless nature of the expectations that emerged half a year ago: the process of prisoner exchanges ground to a halt once more and the peacekeeping mission keeps being discussed but Russia has shown no willingness to compromise
On April 24 New Europe Center together with partners from the Carnegie Europe held a public discussion: “How to Deal With Breakaway Regions: Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova?”