UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Ukraine Crisis

Riots in Ukraine


In November 2013, Ukraine's then President Viktor Yanukovych, decided to pull out of an association deal with the European Union, sparking huge street protests that eventually led to his downfall.

In March, Russia reacted by annexing the Ukrainian region of Crimea and unrest began growing in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian sentiment is strong. As a result, relations between the West and Moscow have soured dramatically.

SSEES Commentary & Resources

Various SSEES academics have played a key role in commenting on the crisis across both UK and international media outlets. The SSEES library has compiled a directory of key resources and continues to provide regular updates on the situation.

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