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In Osteuropa 2-4/2010

From Mission to Pragmatism
Poland’s Relations with Ukraine

Kai-Olaf Lang

Deutsche Fassung


Since the collapse of Communism, Poland has been very engaged on Ukraine’s behalf. This is an expression of Warsaw’s interest in economic and political stability in its neighbourhood, historical-cultural ties, and geopolitical calculations. Ukraine was almost part of Polish raison d’être. Warsaw saw it as its mission to lead Ukraine into NATO and the European Union. But the hurdles are high. In bilateral political and economic cooperation, the aspirations are greater than the results. Sobriety is spreading. Poland may remain Ukraine’s advocate, but policy is becoming more pragmatic.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2010, pp. 373–390)

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