Peace and conflict

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“Blackmailing with the threat of large-scale war”

Maksym Khylko: Moscow believes it is beneficial to keep Ukraine and its Western partners in constant tension

Expert de la Kiev: Tensiunile crescânde la granița Ucrainei, precum și ultimaturile înainte de Moscova către Occident sunt o încercare a Kremlinului de a ridica mizele jocului geopolitic

Nici Ucraina, nici Republica Moldova nu au suficiente resurse pentru a influența Moscova, iar tot ce pot face este să demonstreze că sunt gata să se apere și să intensifice interacțiunea cu UE.

Sikkerhetsekspert: Kasakhstan minker risikoen for russisk invasjon i Ukraina

Når Russland sender styrker til Kasakhstan, er det mindre sannsynlig at president Vladimir Putin invaderer Ukraina, mener ukrainsk sikkerhetsekspert.

Hanna Shelest on the Russian Threat and the Need for Europe and the Eastern Partnership to Unite against It

Constant threats from Russia on the border, disinformation campaigns, lack of an effective reaction from the West – this is not a complete list of problems Ukraine is struggling with right now, a list which threatens not just them, but the security of the whole region.

“Yalta 2 is among Putin’s goals”. Maksym Khylko: what has been said so far in the West, did not sound convincing for Moscow

Putin’s main goals are rather political and geopolitical. By threatening to use force against Ukraine, the Kremlin is raising stakes and seeking to strengthen its negotiating position in dialogue with Washington through blackmail. Most likely, Putin is trying to achieve many goals at the same time

For Ukraine and the West, the stakes remain high

The Kremlin’s goals in dealing with the West go far beyond seeking to return Ukraine to Russia’s sphere of influence.

Waging a large-scale war against Ukraine would be catastrophe for Russia – Maksym Khylko

Ukrainian expert touched upon the current developments around the Russian-Ukraine conflict, the prognoses of NATO experts on the threat of Russian aggression in Eastern Europe and the response of the Western alliance against Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Kremlin may use Belarusian army in the military confrontation with NATO

Potential participation of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine will finally destroy the remnants of Belarusian sovereignty and statehood

Maksym Khylko on NS2: Russia been using gas as a weapon against the EU for several months now, and there is no reaction from the EU, Germany, US

This is another proof that no guarantees will stop Russia from using the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a tool of pressure and aggression against Ukraine if this project is launched.

Europe’s dilemma

The EU and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

Decentralization, Regional Diversity, and Conflict. The Case of Ukraine

Provides an understanding of regional diversity issues and their manipulation in triggering the Ukraine-Russia conflict Highlights the manifestations of regional divides-related discourses Brings together insights from history, politics and law Editors: Shelest, Hanna, Rabinovych, Maryna (Eds.) Palgrave Macmillan

The “Frozen Conflict Perspective” in Eastern Ukraine and its Influence on Identity Construction

Although socially and politically constructed, the self-identification of the separatist regions in the east of Ukraine and their inhabitants can have a significant influence on the conflict resolution process. Through an analysis of identity construction in Donbas via the self-perceptions of residents of both the controlled and the uncontrolled territories, and their views regarding the […]

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