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A glance at the geopolitical scenario in Ukraine – Danske Bank

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - Senior Analyst at Danske Bank Flemming Nielsen gives a briefing of the last events in the Russia-Ukraine front.

Key Quotes

“In the Ukraine-crisis there appears to be some movement on the diplomatic front”.

“Ukrainian president Poroshenko and Russian president Putin will meet on 26 August in connection with the Eurasian Customs Union conference in Minsk, which will also beattended by EU officials”.

“In addition, German Chancellor Merkel has announced she will be in Kiev on Saturday for talks”.

“Fighting in the two main separatist urban strongholds, Donetsk and Luhansk, appears to have intensified”.

“The Ukrainian government appears to believe it can book a decisive victory soon and has little incentive to compromise the risk of a Russian response and the risk of intensification of the conflict remains high”.

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