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Ukraine Crisis Update: April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists intensified attacks on Ukrainian forces for the third week in a row, signaling their complete abandonment of the February 12 ceasefire agreement.

Russian-backed Offensive in Ukraine Looms as Minsk II Ceasefire Breaks

April 28, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatist forces are on the brink of a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine. The redeployment of banned heavy weapons to the front line, reports of an increasing regular Russian military presence, and the intensification of separatist attacks on Ukrainian military positions suggest that pro-Russian forces are preparing to rupture the framework of the February 12 ceasefire agreement.

Ukraine Crisis Update: April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists appear to have abandoned the February 12 ceasefire agreement after redeploying banned heavy weapons to the front line and intensifying their attacks on Ukrainian positions.

Ukraine Crisis Update: April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists intensified attacks this week possibly in preparation of launching offensive maneuvers and rupturing the framework of the ceasefire agreement.

Ukraine Crisis Update: April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Ukraine took steps to integrate the remaining independent Ukrainian paramilitary units in accordance with the February 12 Minsk ceasefire agreement, while avoiding an armed confrontation between regular and irregular forces.

Ukraine Crisis Update: April 2, 2015

April 2, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Pro-Russian forces may be positioning themselves to launch surprise o­ffensive maneuvers.  An indication from international monitors that Ukrainian forces no longer occupy the southern village of Shyrokyne suggests that the Russian-backed separatists have made gains in the Mariupol area despite the ceasefire.  

Ukraine Crisis Update: March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Against the backdrop of continued ­fighting outside Mariupol and Donetsk, Ukrainian oligarch and volunteer battalion fi­nancier Ihor Kolomoyskyi stole the headlines this week.

Ukraine Crisis Update: March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Amidst ongoing low-level fighting between Ukrainian and separatist forces, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a law on March 18 which would grant limited autonomy to many areas under separatist control.

Ukraine Crisis Update: March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

While Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that both the separatists and Ukrainian Anti-Terror Operation (ATO) forces had withdrawn a large amount of heavy weaponry in accordance with the February 12 ceasefire agreement, shelling and clashes persisted in several key areas across the frontline.

Ukraine Crisis Update: March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Indirect fire exchanges have persisted across the front line as reports show Ukraine continuing to withdraw heavy weapons and unverified separatist claims assert their own complete withdrawal.

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