The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Seen from Kiev Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2014
Moscow has every intention of including Ukraine in its Eurasian Union, with one major playing card: the exchange of Kiev’s sovereignty for economic and financial advantages.
Aside from what happened in Crimea, it is now the very integrity of the country that is at stake, as well as the balance across Europe more generally. Dialogue is still possible, but this assumes that Russia is prevented from unilaterally imposing its will on Ukraine.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 2, Summer 2014