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Moscow Again Putting Separatist Regions in Play Against Georgia

February 27, 2015

On February 18, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the head of the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia,” David Sanakoev, signed an agreement “On the State Border,” whereby Russia recognized the “state borders”...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

FSB Director Says Islamic State fighters Include 1,700 Russian Citizens

February 26, 2015

As elements of the Islamic State (IS) infiltrate the territory of the North Caucasus, the looming question is whether the caliphate will have an actual impact on the situation in the region. As of now, it can be said with...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, North Caucasus Analysis, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Middle East, Syria

Ukraine Caught in the Straitjacket of Negotiating Formats

February 25, 2015

The political and military terms of the Minsk Two agreement (February 12) and capture of Debaltseve by Russia’s proxies breaching the ceasefire (February 18) show the extent of Ukraine’s entrapment into Russia’s conflict...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Vlad’s Corner

Russia’s Role in the Fall of Debaltseve

February 24, 2015

In the aftermath of concluding the Minsk Two agreements earlier this month, the strategically important Debaltseve soon fell to the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatists—amidst clear disagreement over whether or not the latest...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Minsk Two Armistice Rewards Russia’s Aggression, Mortgages Ukraine’s Future (Part Three)

February 20, 2015

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Unlike the Minsk One ceasefire agreements of September 2014, the Minsk Two agreement of February 12, 2015, goes far beyond a military armistice....

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Vlad’s Corner

Minsk Two Armistice Rewards Russia’s Aggression, Mortgages Ukraine’s Future (Part Two)

February 19, 2015

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The capture of Debaltseve in Ukraine on Wednesday (Interfax, February 18) by Russian and proxy troops, following prolonged bombardment by their heavy missile systems, is not simply a prima...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

What Is Next for Donbas Separatists After Fall of Debaltseve?

February 19, 2015

After weeks of intense battles, Russia-supported militants have captured Debaltseve, a strategically located town in eastern Ukraine (Interfax, February 18). In a telephone conversation with the author on February 19, the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

The Debacle in Debaltseve

February 19, 2015

The ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk last week (February 12) did not stop the fighting in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine (Donbas encompasses the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces). The Moscow-backed Donbas rebels...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Foreign Policy, Military/Security, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

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