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Strange war. Russian-Ukrainian Conflict in the Donetsk Basin

Donetsk Luhansk Ukraine

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]everal thousand victims, ruined houses and an upcoming humanitarian catastrophe – these are just some of the results of the war in the Donets Basin in Ukraine. The fights however still go on, so the problems will increase. How has it all come about? Who fights in the Donets Basin? Does Europe have something to fear?

Paweł Pieniążek



is a Polish journalist and reporter specialising in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, contributing regularly to Polish online daily Dziennik Opinii, New Eastern Europe and the Polish magazine W Punkt. In the beginning of February his book “Pozdrowienia z Noworosji“, reportages from the war in eastern Ukraine, will be published in Krytyka Polityczna.


Moderation: Agnieszka Wiśniewska

Supported by the City Council of Warsaw and European Cultural Foundation.




Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.