Freedom, EU, NATO: Ukrainian Society Has Made its Choice Politique étrangère, Vol. 88, No. 1, spring 2023
The Ukrainian resistance should be seen in its long-term context, starting with independence in 1991, and confirmed by the events of 2014.
The national opinion has consistently tended to be aligned with the European Union (EU), and then with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), leading the country to seek a complete separation from Russia, and most of all from its Soviet historical heritage. Accelerating processes that had already begun, Ukraine wants to end the war as a true European democracy.
Olexiy Haran is a professor of Comparative Politics at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Petro Burkovskyi is Executive Director of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 88, No. 1, spring 2023.