The role of Germany in resolving the ukrainian crisis


  • O. L. Hilchenko Mariupol state university Аddress: 129, Budivelnykiv Av., Mariupol, 87500, Ukraine
  • D. M. Vieriutina Mariupol state university Аddress: 129, Budivelnykiv Av., Mariupol, 87500, Ukraine
Keywords: The Ukrainian crisis, the new strategy of German foreign policy, German-Russian relations, the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU, Eastern partnership countries, the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, Norman four

Abstract

The article analyzes the participation of Germany in the matter of the Ukrainian crisis 2013-2015 and presents some approaches to the definition of the term «Ukrainian crisis». Reveals the reasons that lead Germany to take an active position in solving the Ukrainian question. Characterized the evolution of German-Russian relations from 90s to 2014, within which examined the St. Petersburg dialogue, «Pact of Putin-Schroeder», «Weimar triangle», «Partnership for modernization», Russian-Georgian conflict 2008. Available analysis of the new strategy of German foreign policy in 2012 «to support globalization – develop partnerships to share responsibility» and a new paradigm of German foreign policy presented in 2014 in the framework of the Munich conference on security policy. Examines the role of Germany in the European integration process of Ukraine during the Euromaidan events, the signing of the Association Agreement of Ukraine with the EU, ratification and future prospects of the enlargement of the European Union through the Eastern partnership countries. Presents the results of the public opinion of the population of Germany on this issue. Analyzes the position of the Germany government regarding the annexation of Crimea, the illegal referendum in Donetsk and Lugansk regions and the military aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine. Presents description of the Germany role in the process of the diplomatic settlement of the military conflict in the East Ukraine in the framework of Norman four. On the example of polls are considered the public opinion of the population of Germany concerning possible ways of settlement the Ukrainian crisis. Presents the official position of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany. J. Gauck, Chancellor Merkel, Foreign Minister Frank-V. Steinmeier and Minister of Finance Schaeuble on certain issues of the Ukrainian crisis and the prolongations of sanctions against the Russian Federation as one of the ways to overcome it.

Author Biographies

O. L. Hilchenko, Mariupol state university Аddress: 129, Budivelnykiv Av., Mariupol, 87500, Ukraine
PhD in political science, senior lecturer
D. M. Vieriutina, Mariupol state university Аddress: 129, Budivelnykiv Av., Mariupol, 87500, Ukraine
student

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Published
2016-02-19
How to Cite
Hilchenko, O., & Vieriutina, D. (2016). The role of Germany in resolving the ukrainian crisis. Grani, 19(3), 84-90. https://doi.org/10.15421/1716065
Section
POLITICAL SCIENCE