Cover Osteuropa 8-9/2021

In Osteuropa 8-9/2021

No Lazy Compromises!
The Donbass, Ukraine, and the West

Andreas Umland

Deutsche Fassung


The conclusion of peace between Russia and Ukraine is an important goal. But experience shows that concessions to Russia do not secure lasting peace in the post-Soviet space. Western indulgence and Ukrainian weakness send the wrong signals. Concessions to Moscow from Kiev will not lead to a solution of the basic conflict and could destabilize Ukraine.

(Osteuropa 8-9/2021, pp. 61–68)