FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 5 (2015)   

The new Minsk ceasefire:
A breakthrough or just a mirage in the Ukrainian conflict settlement?

Publicerad 13.2.2015

András Rácz, Sinikukka Saari
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Ladda ner PDF (46 Kb)

The new Minsk ceasefire agreement empowers Russia-backed separatists with a number of leverages over Ukraine. If implemented, the agreement could provide a functioning framework for a mutually acceptable political settlement. In the event of non-implementation, a re-eruption of hostilities is highly likely.