Causes and Consequences of the War in Eastern Ukraine: An Economic Geography Perspective

  title={Causes and Consequences of the War in Eastern Ukraine: An Economic Geography Perspective},
  author={Vlad Mykhnenko},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={528 - 560}
  • V. Mykhnenko
  • Published 3 February 2020
  • Economics
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Abstract This essay provides an economic geography perspective on the causes and consequences of the war in eastern Ukraine. It focuses on the controversial proposition that the armed conflict in 2014 was triggered by domestic, economically determined factors. The essay argues that economic and material circumstances in the region had generated neither necessary nor sufficient conditions for a locally rooted, internally driven armed conflict. The role of the Kremlin’s military intervention was… 

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