Produced by David Boratov and Haxie Meyers-Belkin
In the dead of winter, a new low for eastern Ukraine. Fighting for control of Donetsk airport is now fiercer than ever. Kiev accuses seperatists of getting fresh backup from Russia, while pro-Russian seperatists are talking of a massive offensive backed by nationalist Ukranian militias. The renewed fighting comes at a time when EU leaders had hoped to ease sanctions that are bad for business all round. How is the implosion of eastern Ukraine impacting on the continent as a whole?
Senior emergencies researcher, Human Rights Watch
Coordination Council of the Russian Forum in France
Associate Professor of Economy at University Paris Est, Créteil
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