Ukraine’s Independence and Its Geostrategic Impact in Eastern Europe

  title={Ukraine’s Independence and Its Geostrategic Impact in Eastern Europe},
  author={Laura Blaj},
  journal={Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe},
  pages={165 - 181}
  • Laura Blaj
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Sociology
  • Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe
This paper aims to provide a thorough analysis of the factors that led to Ukraine’s independence on 1 December 1991, and on the impact that this event had on Soviet geopolitical space. The conclusions drawn are interesting and shed light on further developments of the new state. If other Soviet republics reached similar events through the actions of nationalist forces, in Ukraine the decisive factor was the communist conservative circles’ desire to separate themselves from Gorbachev’s and later… 

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