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The Briefing: The Donbas Calm

The guns fall silent in the Donbas. But for how long?

The guns fall relatively silent in eastern Ukraine amid a flurry of diplomatic activity. Is it just a lull? Or is the end near in the Donbas?

On the latest Power Vertical Briefing, we discuss the relative calm in the Donbas conflict and what it may mean. Joining me is RFE/RL Senior Editor Steve Gutterman.


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing will not appear for two weeks. It will next appear on October 5.

The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.

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The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or


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