Minsk is dead! Long Live Minsk?


Minsk is shorthand for a diplomatic process established in 2014 and early 2015

The formal deadline for completing Minsk was December 2015, a deadline that long since passed without its first phase — a ceasefire — going into effect.

The next two phases — decentralization and a political process for the Donbas — have never progressed beyond the hypothetical.

As of this winter, the line of contact between the Ukrainian and the Russian-backed forces remains bloody and volatile.

Few 2bAt this stage, declaring Minsk dead might be an acceptance of a self-evident reality.

Consigning Minsk to history might allow everyone to…

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