Prisoner Swap …and then what?

So the prisoner swap between the Kiev government and the DPR/LPR republics of Donbass, the only thing of any value that has so far and probably ever will come of the Normandy Four meetings, has taken place yesterday 29 Dec 2019.  A total of 124 people to Donbass and 74 to Kiev, were swapped. "Decision... Continue Reading →

Useful Satisfaction ≈ No Progress

So, the Normandy Four meetings held on Monday are hailed as having been both useful and satisfactory.  Does that equal 'success'?  Well, only if you consider success to mean nothing has changed and no progress has been made.  TASS has produced 5 separate stories on this today, none of which indicate that anything happened which... Continue Reading →

Normandy Four – Designed To Fail

Tomorrow, Monday 9 December, is going to be an important day in more ways than the one I talked about in my previous post.  It will mark the latest summit meeting of the so-called Normandy Four in Paris, ostensibly to "look for solutions to the conflict in Donbass". It will fail.  It will fail, as... Continue Reading →

No Lessons Learned

I struggled to arrive at a suitable title for this post.  Options considered were: "US Pledges $30 Billion To Build Up Ukraine Military"   on top of the billions that it has already invested in setting up and bolstering its own puppet government there.  This, on the basis that Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, a bankrupt nation... Continue Reading →

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