Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2019

In Osteuropa 3-4/2019

Exit from the rumour zone
The influence of the West in Ukraine

Nina Krienke

Deutsche Fassung


The events of 2014 in Ukraine have been cause for concern for many people in Germany. Rumours and conspiracy theories abound about the hidden forces pulling the strings. Journalists and academics may have been able to shed light on the situation, but the debate remains polarised. Russia’s influence on the events in Ukraine has now been relatively thoroughly examined. However, other international players such as the US are also pursuing their own interests there. To date, their role has mainly been the subject of discussion in the so-called “alternative media”. Transparency and an objective analysis are required in order to dispel the rhetoric of suspicion.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2019, pp. 193–210)