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Developments in “DNR” and “LNR”: 21 September – 08 October 2019 (Newsletter 65)

Written by Nikolaus von Twickel Summary  The signing of the “Steinmeier Formula” did not result in a change of tone in the separatists’ statements versus Ukraine. Their leaders adamantly rejected President Zelenskiy’s conditions and insisted on self-determination. It was not...

Developments in “DNR” and “LNR”: 2 – 20 September 2019 (Newsletter 64)

Written by Nikolaus von Twickel Summary Separatist leaders and their official media showed no positive reaction to the latest conciliatory signals from Ukraine and continued their line of accusing Kyiv of war-mongering. They also paid little attention to the major...

Developments in “DNR“ and “LNR“: 17 August – 1 September 2019 (Newsletter 63)

Written by Nikolaus von Twickel Summary The separatists commemorated the first anniversary of Alexander Zakharchenko’s killing by stressing the first “DNR”-leader’s cult-like status. They largely ignored the latest diplomatic offensive by the Normandy Format powers, instead sticking to their narrative...