THE DONBAS CONFLICT AND PEACE PROCESS

Ibrahim Muradov
2019 Epistemological Studies in Philosophy Social and Political Sciences  
The Donbas Conflict is one of the main obstacles for Ukraine which threatens the territorial integrity of the country and thereby its sovereignty. Therefore, finding a peaceful solution to the conflict is the main priority of Kyiv. However, reaching peace in Donbas does not depend solely on the will of Ukrainian officials. Although ceasefire has been reached and peaceful solution to the conflict has been projected in the frame of Minsk agreements, the parties have difficulties in implementing
more » ... s in implementing the articles of the agreements. This article, first, investigates pros and cons of the Minsk agreements for Ukraine and Russia, respectively. Subsequently, it concentrates on the idea of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas as an alternative solution to the Donbas Conflict. The work concludes that contradictions which do not allow for implementation of the Minsk agreements reflect in this alternative idea too. In connection with the conclusion, this study argues that achievement of peace in Donbas depends on the concessions which the sides will make.
doi:10.15421/341931 fatcat:3d5vaipkqzhhdic3sw3wkeo3u4