// Year of the Planet. 2014. Yearbook. P. 92-107
Abstract. The article is devoted to the analyses of political crisis of 2013-2014 in Ukraine. The author scrutinizes main prerequisites of the crisis, the role of Western states in destabilization of the situation in Ukraine, the course of events after November 2013 and consequences of the power shift in Kiev. Considerable attention is paid to the armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The article also considers economic situation in Ukraine and the prospects of European integration of the country.