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Weekend Reads: Ukraine: In the Donbass, new fights between the separatists and the Ukrainian army

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A Ukrainian service member walks along fighting positions on the contact line near the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk, on 13 February 2021. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko. To illustrate the correlation between diplomatic efforts and the dynamics of warfare, we provide the dates of ceasefire recommitments, overlaid on this chart showing the rise and decline of explosions over time. The number of reported explosions often decreased after ceasefires, only to rise again in the absence of a durable settlement.

The Ukrainian Army shelled the Trudovskih area, in the outskirts of Donetsk. A large fire was reported in Alexandrovka. Donetsk airport and the city are also under fire. As a result of the shelling, the pumping station was damaged. Several villages were left with no water supply. Amid the ongoing military escalation on the frontlines in Eastern Ukraine , all the major power in Europe and overseas are preparing to the war. The Guardian reported that the Western allies are conducting secret negotiations on the volume of weapons supplies to the Ukrainian guerilla warriors, who will begin to fight against

Dans le Donbass, sur la ligne de front, en avril 2021. Les accrochages se multiplient entre soldats ukrainiens, ici en photo, et troupes indépendantistes (Image illustration). © Stéphane Siohan / RFI in the Donbass, on the front line, in April 2021. The clashes multiply between Ukrainian soldiers, here in Photo, and independence troops (image illustration).

In Ukraine, fighting burst again in the Donbass, between the separatists of Donetsk and the Ukrainian armed forces, after the great voltages of spring. The ceasefire is therefore not respected, and both sides continue to compete, we regret a death on the Ukrainian side this time.

of our correspondent in Kiev, Stéphane Siohan

Saturday, the Ukrainian army announced that the separatists of Donbass had launched an attack at mortar, and with anti-extent weapons. This attack cost the life of a Ukrainian soldier, and resulted in a response from the regular Ukrainian army, maintaining the climate of tension between the two camps.

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The Ukrainian army was sent in to crush the separatists , but Russia poured men and military hardware across its borders, and the Ukrainian advance was soon brought to a halt. The conflict simmers on as a stalemate that occasionally splutters into deadly skirmishes. In the confused fighting of 2014, soldiers often died in areas that remained in separatist hands. Ukrainian soldiers do not wear dog tags, making it difficult to identify badly burned corpses. Many of the men who fought during the height of the conflict were volunteers, who were not registered with the ministry of defense

Russian separatist forces in Donbas are militias and armed volunteer groups affiliated with the Russian-recognized pro-Russian breakaway regions in the Donbas region of Ukraine : the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR).

At this beginning of summer, the military situation has little evolved on the Donbass Front, with regular skirmish, who have made about 50 deaths in the Ukrainian ranks since the beginning of the year, but the political and geopolitical situation leaves PRESENT A HOT SUMMER.

The Crimea file on the table

This week, President Volodymyr Zelensky, reaffirmed, that only a handful of the 100,000 Russian soldiers massed to the borders of Ukraine had removed after the spring heat. But above all, at the end of August, the Ukrainian government will organize a great international summit in Kiev around the status of Crimea , which already brings the Russian authorities.

In the heart of summer, sporadic fighting could continue in the donbass. But in the coming weeks is the future of the peninsula in the heart of the Black Sea, a question a little neglected in recent years, which will come back to the heart of the regional game.

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