Ukraine Crisis

Soldiers of Ukraine's Internal Troops, Kiev, Ukraine (December 1, 2013)


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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Global Media Commentary, Videos & Visits

International Press


Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

East European Politics and Societies (Sage Publications)

Foreign Affairs (21 March 2014)

El País  

La Vanguardia (10 March 2014)

Rzeczpospolita (28 January 2014)

The Wall Street Journal 

New York Times (14 December 2013)

South China Morning Post (8 December 2013)

USA Today (2 December 2014)

UK Press

The Guardian

Sunday Express (Sunday June 1 2014)

The Daily Mirror

Foreign Policy (27 February 2014)

Independent on Sunday (23 February 2014)

The New Statesman (20 February 2014)

Reuters (5 December 2013)

The Economist (23 November 2013)

Videos and Radio Recordings

Polish National Radio

Pete Duncan speaks to Adam Dabrowski of PolskieRadio on Russia-West relations in general and Litvinenko. (2 Aug 2014).

Al Jazeera Interview

Andrew Wilson talks to Al Jazeera on the crisis in Ukraine and the Russian intervention in Crimea:


On 25 February 2014, Andrew Wilson visited Downing Street to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

Andrew Wilson visits Downing Street

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