Russia's role in the war in Donbass, and the threat to European security

  title={Russia's role in the war in Donbass, and the threat to European security},
  author={Paul Robinson},
  journal={European Politics and Society},
  pages={506 - 521}
  • P. Robinson
  • Published 15 March 2016
  • Political Science
  • European Politics and Society
ABSTRACT The Russian annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent war in Donbass, have led to a great deal of speculation about Russia's objectives and their implications for European security. This article examines Russian intentions by means of an analysis both of official rhetoric and of Russia's actions in Donbass. It concludes that far from instigating the rebellion in Donbass and using it to destabilise Ukraine, revise the international order, or seize additional territory, Moscow has largely… 

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