Researches about Ukraine

‘National-Cultural’ Enclaves: Moscow’s New Game in Ukrainian-Moldovan Borderland

The Jamestown Foundation

Russia demands a “special status” for certain territories in Ukraine and Moldova as a device to promote territorial secession processes. Moscow encourages local Russophile groups to claim a “special territorial status” or orchestrates such demands on their behalf, instigating state fragmentation. The first case study is that of Russia’s demand for a “special status” on behalf of Transnistria. Following Russia’s assault on Ukraine, such demands seem to proliferate. Moscow insists on recognition of a “special status” for the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics.” Most recently, that same demand has been aired in Ukraine’s Odesa province and in the Moldovan parliament, …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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