On Both Sides of the Front




The following is a fragment from a book by Vyacheslav Likhachov entitled  From Maidan to the Right: Revolution, War, and the Far-Right in Ukraine (2013-2016), the Ukrainian edition of which is forthcoming in Krytyka Press.

An Intervention: the Beginning

The bloody conflict (I tend to regard it as armed Russian aggression) on parts of the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast, which with changing intensity, is already continuing into its third year, has turned out to be the biggest military, political, social and humanitarian crisis in Europe. This is true at least for the period after the breakup of Yugoslavia – or even since the end of WWII, judging from a different perspective. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict confronts politicians, diplomats, the international community as well as social scientists with a series of difficult questions.

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