Occupied Crimea and Donbas in View of Vectors of Ukraine’s Regional and Global Integration

“Post-2014 Ukraine: occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas in view of vectors of Ukraine’s regional and global integration”. Presentation delivered by Natalya Belitser at the Workshop “Post-Soviet Spaces: Conflagrations and Integrations”, held by Rutgers Center for European Studies on 23 February 2021. (PDF) Natalya Belitser

Rethinking the De-Occupation Policy of Ukraine

Summary of the research findings “Rethinking the de-occupation policy of Ukraine in the framework of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine”. The goal of this study is to outline the views of the interested actors on the de-occupation process, to analyze the motives and interests of Ukraine, Russia, and other international players; to study relevant cases of de-occupation, to analyze previous analytical findings on this issue and offer recommendations for a new policy of de-occupation of the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia. (PDF)

Переосмислення деокупаційної політики України. Аналітична доповідь

Аналізуються національні інтереси України в контексті політики деокупації, існуюча нормативно-правова база та нинішній стан деокупаційної політики; мотивації Росії, пріоритети інших міжнародних акторів, релевантні уроки міжнародного досвіду. Переосмислено наративи та запропоновано дороговкази формування нової деокупаційної політики України. (PDF)

We Still Need a More Realistic Approach to the Issue of Donbas De-occupation

Russia will be forced to withdraw from the occupied territories when it is convinced that it’s no longer possible to return Ukraine to its sphere of influence, and that further occupation of the Ukrainian territories is futile and unjustifiably expensive. Ukraine’s task is to bring this moment closer by strengthening own independence, sovereignty and resilience through reforms. (PDF) Maksym Khylko

Transnistrian Lessons for Ukraine

Coming back to the protracted Transnistrian conflict and yet unsuccessful attempts to settle it and reintegrate Transnistrian region into the Republic of Moldova, those developments (or, rather, stagnation) provide important lessons for Ukraine, in particular, revealing the traps and threats that should be recognised in order to be avoided. (PDF) Natalya Belitser

Russia-Ukraine conflict: What can the OSCE do?

Authors of the paper analyze the previous OSCE efforts in conflict management and propose a set of measures to improve the OSCE’s work within the three security dimensions relating to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. (PDF) Maksym Khylko, Oleksandr Tytarchuk