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Ukraine Crisis

Background

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
CNN
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
East European Politics and Societies (Sage Publications)
Foreign Affairs 
El País
La Vanguardia 
Rzeczpospolita 
The Wall Street Journal 
New York Times 
South China Morning Post 
USA Today 
UK Press
The Guardian
Sunday Express 
The Daily Mirror
Foreign Policy
Independent on Sunday
The New Statesman
Reuters
The Economist
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:

Visits

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