More than 2 years have passed since Minsk I was signed in September, 2014. The Agreement fixed a step-by-step return of the uncontrolled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under the control of Ukraine. However, it has not been implemented yet; moreover, it has been violated many times. The parties to the confl ict interpret the Agreement implementation algorithm diff erently and accuse each other of unwillingness to implement it.
There are local clashes and shooting at the demarcation line; diplomats hold regular meetings in European countries and in Minsk; however, there has been no breakthrough. At the same time, those people, who live on the territory of the Donetsk region, which was united in the past, continue living in new conditions.
NGO Donetsk Institute of Information has conducted audit of various spheres of life in the Donetsk region during the two years of the non-implementation of the Minsk Agreement and presents recommendations which might help make the life of civilians as well as the future reintegration of the region easier.