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Turkey and the Donbass war: Balancing between Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine is actively preparing for a potential conflict escalation in the coal-rich Donbass region that is currently controlled by the pro-Russian forces. Kiev sees Turkey as a strategic partner and is purchasing Turkish-made Bayraktar drones. What is Ankara’s position in this proxy-war?By Nikola MikovicAfter Western-backed opposition overthrew allegedly pro-Russian Ukrainian …

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Ukraine crisis: Minsk talks’ outcomes are controversial, fighting intensifies

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE –KIEV – By Julia Lugovska* – As the situation in Eastern Ukraine remains extremely tense and continues deteriorating, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of OSCE met in Minsk, Belarus, for …

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