The awards by the Arbitral Tribunal have radically changed the model of Ukrainian-Russian gas relations.
On 2nd March the CEO of Gazprom CEO, Alexei Miller, announced that two gas agreements with the Ukrainian company Naftogaz would be terminated.
At the BRICS summit in China Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would propose a draft resolution on the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in Donbas.
The political situation in Ukraine is determined primarily by the ongoing war, and the situation of stalemate at the front is raising the level of public impatience.
Under a decree signed by President, the Russian Federation recognised the documents issued by the governments of the ‘people’s republics’.
Regardless of the transport and social problems, the vast majority of the population have remained on the peninsula adapting to the new situation.
It may be assumed that Russia intends to use the present escalation of exchanges of fire to put more pressure on Kyiv, and mainly on the West.
During her two years’ imprisonment, Savchenko became a national hero for Ukrainian society, and one of the symbols of the country’s war with Russia.
On 18 April, the Russian Ministry of Justice placed Mejlis, the council of Crimean Tatars, on their list of extremist organisations.
The conflict is likely to remain in its present, not fully frozen state, with all the negative consequences that entails for the Donbass, the rest of Ukraine, and Russia.