A Divided Ukraine Faces a Divided Europe

"Ukrainian public opinion is split. Not between pro-Russian and pro-European forces as many believe" - Read the new blog post by Professor Andrey Makarychev.

News from Jan 30, 2013

"Ukrainian public opinion is split. Not between pro-Russian and pro-European forces as many believe. The dividing lines are more subtle. They are between those who feel offended (and even betrayed) by the EU’s alleged negligence toward Ukraine and those who, despite everything, keep faith in Europe as the strongest magnet for their country. On top of this, there are different attitudes toward Europeanization: for some Ukrainians, the European orientation excludes any moves toward Russia, while for others, it appears feasible to maintain a European identity while avoiding making a harsh choice between Brussels and Moscow."

 

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