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Title: Polish-Ukrainian Relations, Euromaidan and the Donbass Conflict The Challenges For Warsaw
Authors: Lakomy, Miron
Keywords: war in Donbass; Polish foreign policy; Euromaidan
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, 2017, Iss. 2, s. 84-105
Abstract: This articlecontributes to the discussion about the multidimensional consequences of the crisis and conflict in Ukraine. It focuses on the rarely discussed subject of the implications of the events in this country since 2013 for Polish-Ukrainian relations from Warsaw’s perspective. This article has three major goals: firstly, to present the historical determinants influencing contemporary Polish-Ukrainian relations; secondly, to characterize the reaction of Poland to the events in Ukraine since 2013; and finally, to point out major implications of the crisis and conflict for bilateral relations from a Polish standpoint. The paper concludesthat,contrary to many domestic official statements, the Ukrainian crisis and conflict brought more challenges and dilemmas than tangible benefits for Poland. Obviously, bilateral contacts with Kiev are nowadays much better than a few years back, but this does not mean that Warsaw profits greatly from this situation. Moreover, new and rather unexpected challenges emerged in these relations, concerning, among others,Ukraine’s historical policy, the activities of right-wing extremists andthe lack of prospects of joiningthe EU and NATO , which is a long-term Polish ambition for her neighbour.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12128/6440
ISSN: 1805-482X
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