Hard to keep track of Donbass- and Crimea-related news because of the coronavirus psychosis. Yet it seems like the framework of Ukraine-Russia relations has changed fundamentally within the scope of a few weeks.
Several thousand protesters gather on Kyiv Maïdan Nezalezhnosti and in cities across Ukraine to remind Volodymyr Zelenskyy of their “red lines” and their refusal of a “capitulation” in the negotiations with Vladimir Putin in Paris. Among these red lines: not to discuss federalisation of Ukraine, not to hold elections in Donetsk and Luhansk self-proclaimed republics, ...
Inner tensions, lack of geopolitical projection and frustration of European aspirations of neighbors: the EU's actions as well as inactions weakens its position in Moldova and in the neighborhood. It opens the door for new actors to take over.
Désengagement militaire, retour de 3 navires ukrainiens... Les initiatives en vue d'apaiser les tensions entre Ukraine et Russie se multiplient. Ils devraient culminer lors d'une rencontre Format Normandie à Paris le 9 décembre. Un processus qui engendre incertitudes et controverses.