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 Donbas, where a war that broke out in 2014 between separatist rebels and the Ukrainian government continues to rage. 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 Donbas, anti-government protests and demonstrations led by nationalist right-wing political groups are also common throughout Ukraine.
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