92nd ROSE ROTH SEMINAR REPORT
UKRAINE’S TRANSFORMATION IN A TROUBLED REGIONAL CONTEXT
14-16 JUNE 2016
Despite a formal ceasefire, fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk is intensifying, and Ukrainian soldiers are killed almost daily. As Moscow continues to fuel the conflict and ignore its most basic obligations under the Minsk agreements, the Ukrainian government is now urging its Western partners to understand that organising elections in Donbas that meet international standards would be impossible under current circumstances. Instead, Western governments should increase pressure on Russia to withdraw all its forces and allow Ukraine to re establish control over its entire border. This was one of the key messages communicated at the 92nd Rose Roth Seminar held in Kyiv from 14-16 June 2016.