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Georgia and Ukraine in the Kremlin’s Policy

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 17, Issue 1, p.43-59 (2018)

Keywords:

Georgia, post-Soviet space, Russian policy, Ukraine

Abstract:

The Russian Federation believes that the post-Soviet region is strategically important and considers it to be the exclusive zone of its influence. Each of the former republics occupies a specific place in its foreign and security policy. In the following article the author has made an attempt to determine the place of Georgia and Ukraine in the aforementioned pol¬icy. It was made by analyzing Moscow’s policy towards them, including actions that clearly enabled the implementation of a strategic political turn towards the West, which for the Kremlin would mean a gradual loss of in-fluence in the area of the former USSR.