Kerch Incident – Western Reaction

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Kerch Incident – Western Reaction
// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2019. no I (ХLII). P. 50-65

DOI: 10.20542/2073-4786-2019-1-50-65


Abstract

In the Russian-Ukrainian conflict the West based on the non-recognition of the Crimea reunification with Russia unambiguously supported Kiev. However, the EU countries guided first of all by geostrategic considerations took a more reserved position than the United States. While the American establishment has fo-cused on strengthening sanctions pressure on Moscow, the Europeans, with Germany assuming the leading role, have concentrated on a political resolution of the conflict potentially dangerous for them. Nevertheless, heavy dependence on Washington forces Brussels to continue tightening its policy against Russia though sacrificing its own interests.


Keywords

Kerch incident, Ukraine, Russia, reaction of the United States, reaction of the EU, Germany, anti-Russian sanctions


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Tsedilina E. Kerch Incident – Western Reaction. Russia and New States of Eurasia, 2019, no I (ХLII), pp. 50-65. DOI: 10.20542/2073-4786-2019-1-50-65



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