By far the highest number of political violence and protest events in Europe have taken place in Ukraine, with over 17,500 total events. A vast majority of these events have taken place across two provinces in Ukraine’s easternmost region: Donetsk and Luhansk, referred to collectively as ‘Donbass.’ In this region, an ongoing war that began in 2014 between separatists rebels and the Ukranian government has raged. Over 500 explosions/remote violence events and battles have taken place in this region every month, and despite multiple ceasefire agreements, continual violations mean that the conflict is unlikely to end in the near-term. Beyond Donbass, anti-government protests and demonstrations led by nationalist right-wing political groups are also common throughout Ukraine.
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