Diana ADZHYKELDIIEVA – TDO – Despite Angela Merkel's efforts there's no progress in the peace process in Eastern Ukraine. Fighting continues, there are new casualties almost every day - and Kyiv does not have a strategy. The fighting in Donbass has virtually disappeared from German and European media. But people are dying there almost on a daily basis. Explosions have become a daily routine.
According to The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, just in 2016 there are massive 300,000 incidents. Behind those figures looms Donbass's awful reality-trench warfare between separatists and the Ukrainian army.
Regular meetings and negotiations on high diplomatic levels are not materialized yet Kyiv had no strategy, resorting to "wait and see" tactics instead. "The conflict, however, cannot be frozen.