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...