The Ukrainian crisis and its implications for Western-Russian relations. Contrasting views on the reasons for the confrontation
Segbers, Klaus / Sergunin, Alexander – 2016
This document is an intermediate outcome of an one year project which started in spring 2015, jointly conducted by scholars from the St. Petersburg State University, the Department of International Relations Theory & History, and the Osteuropa-Institut at the Freie Universität Berlin. While the initial idea of the project was to focus on Russian-German relations in the time of current crisis, a first workshop in St. Petersburg made clear that a focus on EU-Russian relations would be more fruitful. Although actors within the German and French governments have obviously been quite active (at least in the public’s perception) in mediating the crisis in Eastern Ukraine, the project members have decided to incorporate the EU level as the West European national governments are embedded into the EU – and vice versa.