The role of Russia in the Ukrainian crisis of 2014: deterrence/coersion analysis and perspective

By Polina Sinovets (in Russian)

The article analyzes the participation of Russian Federation in the Ukrainian crisis of 2014, as well as the influence of the later at the nuclear deterrence practice. In particular, special attention is dedicated to the rationality / predictability of the Russian leader’s actions as well as his motivation towards Ukraine. The research is based at the certain elements of the deterrence theory, giving the possibility to give a deeper overview of the the situation and to forecast the possibilities to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.