Category Archives: Luhansk People’s Republic

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Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

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Ukraine at 24

David Marples On its 24th anniversary, Ukraine’s problems continue to multiply: the GDP continues to fall, if not as catastrophically as last year and the possibility of default in payment of debts remains high; the Minsk-2 ceasefire barely holds in

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WHAT TO DO WITH THE DONBAS: PHASE 3

David Marples On July 16, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko steered the draft law to provide more autonomy for separatist-occupied areas of the Donbas through Parliament and to the Constitutional Court for approval. Though the motion passed convincingly (288 votes in

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WHAT TO DO WITH THE DONBAS: PHASE 3

David Marples On July 16, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko steered the draft law to provide more autonomy for separatist-occupied areas of the Donbas through Parliament and to the Constitutional Court for approval. Though the motion passed convincingly (288 votes in

POROSHENKO’S CHOICES AFTER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples After almost six months in power, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko appears to have strenghtened his position following the victory of pro-Western parties in the October 25 parliamentary elections. In theory he can now turn to address, through a

POROSHENKO’S CHOICES AFTER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN UKRAINE

David Marples After almost six months in power, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko appears to have strenghtened his position following the victory of pro-Western parties in the October 25 parliamentary elections. In theory he can now turn to address, through a

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The People’s Republics Cast Their Votes

David Marples November 2 was election day in the Donbas, the second election in the history of the “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk (henceforth the DNR and LNR). On May 12, 2014, following referendums the previous day, the republics

DNR votes

The People’s Republics Cast Their Votes

David Marples November 2 was election day in the Donbas, the second election in the history of the “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk (henceforth the DNR and LNR). On May 12, 2014, following referendums the previous day, the republics