: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Change or Continuity in Russia’s Strategy towards Secessionist Regions in the ‘Near Abroad’?

The 2008 invasion of Georgia, followed by the recognition of the independence of the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the annexation of Crimea and the involvement in the war in Donbas, and the 2022 invasion of Ukraine have all marked the return to active Russian participation in separatist regions in the ‘near abroad’. They took the international community by surprise. To be sure, the Russian Federation had played a role in all previous secessionist conflicts in the former Soviet space. …read more

Source:: Istituto Affari Internazionali


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