The Heat: Russia, Ukraine relations

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It’s been two years since diplomatic efforts began to stop the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

The first ceasefire came in September of 2014 with the Minsk Protocol signed by Russia, Ukraine and rebel representatives.

That was followed by a second Minsk agreement in February 2015 with the help of Germany and France.

With each agreement, a ceasefire was issued and each time failed to bring peace.

Now, there are renewed efforts to resume talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

For more on what’s happening on the ground, CCTV’s Daria Bondarchuk reports from Moscow.

The Heat: Russia, Ukraine relations PT 1

The Heat: Russia, Ukraine relations PT 1

It’s been two years since diplomatic efforts began to stop the fighting in Eastern Ukraine, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The first ceasefire came in September of 2014 with the Minsk Protocol signed by Russia, Ukraine and rebel representatives. For more on what’s happening on the ground, CCTV’s Daria Bondarchuk reports from Moscow.

To add more to the history and situation in Ukraine:

For more on the future of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia and the peace process:

  • Vladimir Golstein, an associate professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University
  • Anton Fedyashin, professor of History at American University and a specialist in Russian and European History
The Heat: Russia, Ukraine relations PT 2

The Heat: Russia, Ukraine relations PT 2

For more on the future of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia and the peace process is Vladimir Golstein, an associate professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University and Anton Fedyashin, professor of History at American University and a specialist in Russian and European History.