Articles on Ukraine

Debacle in the Donbas (Commentary)

Valentin Torba - 24 November 2017

The Donbas is seeing a coup within a coup, as two of the leading separatists turn on each other.

Make laws not war: Ukrainian president and parliament push for peace resolution in Donbas (Commentary)

Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskiy - 23 October 2017

New laws to strengthen Ukraine's control over Donbas and pave the way for conflict resolution.

Donbas war will be won by force of example, not arms (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 16 October 2017

Those who argue that reform must take second place to military victory are in effect cheerleading for the kleptocrats.

Is peace in Donbas possible? (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 12 October 2017

An ambitious international peacekeeping and transition operation is badly needed in the Donbas.

Europe seen from Ukraine (Commentary)

Hanna Hopko - 15 September 2017

A strong Europe needs a strong Ukraine

Putin’s peacekeepers: Beware of Russians bearing gifts (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 11 September 2017

The West should engage with Russia's peacekeeping proposal - but skeptically and with clear conditions.

Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 27 April 2017

The European Union is absent from diplomatic efforts to resolve the war in eastern Ukraine but obsessed with a misguided even-handedness.

Kaliningrad: From boomtown to battle-station (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 27 March 2017

The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.

Donbas: Beyond war (Commentary)

Vladimir Rafeyenko - 20 March 2017

Beyond the headlines, what is the human cost of the war in the Donbas? 

Ukraine: Waiting for Donald, worrying about the EU (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 18 January 2017

Ukraine's prospects are under threat from developments on both sides of the Atlantic.