The Donbas is extremely important now and in upcoming decades for two things: securing peace in Europe and the energy transition from oil, gas and coal to energy efficiency and renewable energy. In order to improve a solution to the current conflict in the Donbas through new economic perspectives, Ukraine and Germany/the EU should urgently and significantly enhance cooperation on the low-carbon transition of the Donbas. The Germanwatch conclusions in detail here (see download below).
Video of the press conference in Kyiv, 22 July 2016 (Russian and English): http://uacrisis.org/ru/45498-germanwatch
Article about the parliamentary hearing in Kyiv, 22 July 2016 (only Russian): http://iportal.rada.gov.ua/news/Novyny/133559.html