Cover Osteuropa 2-4/2010

In Osteuropa 2-4/2010

Conflict and Cooperation
Ukraine–Russia: Relationship Dynamics

Petro Burkovskyj, Oleksyj Haran

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To this day, parts of the political establishment in Russia have yet to come to terms with the separation of Ukraine and are trying to curtail Ukrainian sovereignty. This contains the potential for conflict. In energy policy, contrary interests stand opposite one another. The handling of the historical inheritance and history policy are the most contentious issues between Ukraine and Russia. But relations between the two are not just antagonistic. In business and commerce, pragmatism reigns. Cooperative confrontation and confrontational cooperation are common patterns within Ukrainian-Russian relations.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 330–350)

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