About 6,000 Ukrainian servicemen, including those who took part in the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine's Donbass
region, have been trained at Yavorov since 2015.
On February 24, the law on the so-called reintegration of Donbass
came into force.
Among his topics are the historical roots of Ukraine's schism, Western expansionism: operationalizing the geopolitical and civilizational divides, Ukraine's "stateness" problem: the tectonics of a faultline state, Putin's Crimea gambit: from revolution to civil war, and whether the terror in Donbass
is Putin's war or civil war.
Ukraine and the separatists swapped hundreds of prisoners on Wednesday in the biggest such exchange since the outbreak of a conflict in the eastern Donbass
region that has killed more than 10,000 people.
Washington has crossed all lines in fomenting the conflict in Donbass
region, east Ukraine, he said in a statement.
But Kiev refuses to buy Donbass
coal directly, although the officials continue to regard the troubled area as part of its territory.
This move would be intended to give Ukraine's military the ability to impose new costs on the Russians and their proxies engaged in a separatist revolt in the country's eastern region of Donbass
, thereby persuading the Kremlin to give up the fight.
Proclamation of the People's Republic of Salcininkai, a name that is parallel to the Donbass
People's Republic established during the Ukrainian-Russian conflict, and identification of the Salcininkai residents with Donbass
separatists, is a cynical provocation and yet another mockery of society," reads the municipality's press release.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 6, 2017-Air Liquide reports inability to operate in Donbass
The leader of the pro-Russian rebel group in Ukraine known as Donetsk People's Republic has planned to cut all economic ties with the rest of the country in response to an economic blockade placed on the separatist-controlled city of Donbass
Zhirinovsky said that "Iraq and Syria mean to Turkey what they mean Crimea and Donbas
to Russia, and Alqurm and Donbass
are part of Russia, the Russians have always lived there, as always the Turks lived in northern Iraq and Syria, which are a Turkish land," .
A day earlier, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Ukrainian and French counterparts Pavlo Klimkin and Jean-Marc Ayrault announced that a ceasefire in Donbass
would go into effect starting at midnight on Thursday.