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The Sunday Show: Escalating in Eastern Ukraine, Explained
5 February, 2017

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This Week On Sunday Show: Escalation in Eastern Europe

 

Since January 29th till February 5th, 19 ukrainian soldiers, 1 emergency service worker and civilian killed, 79 soldiers injured in the Eastern region of Ukraine. These events mark rapid intensification of shelling in Donbas conflict between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian soldiers.

 

Multiple international representatives expressed their concern on deteriorating humanitarian and military situation. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko urged along with trilateral group in Minsk urged for ceasefire to be reestablished. OSCE Monitoring mission recorded “thousands of ceasefire violations” from both sides. Ukrainian spokespeople say they only attack “in response”

 

The main topics of the discussion are:

Avdiivka - heaviest fighting in two years.

MFA reports on escalation of fighting in Avdiivka.
OSCE on the pulse about the situation in eastern
ukraine.
Skype: what has Kremlin to say?
Romanian protests and the controversial decree.

 
✅ Oleksii Makeiev - Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine
✅ Alexander Hug - Principal Deputy Chief Monitor at OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Sorin Ionita - Expert Forum (EFOR)
✅ Matt Kupfer - News Reporter At The Moscow Times