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FPK Vol. 6, 2022/5, June 6, 28 pages  ♦  pdf-Produkt-Nr.  FPK-2022-5  ♦  ISSN 2698-6140


Sabine Riedel

Since the founding of the state, Ukraine has been discussing its national identity. Initially, it had a political understanding of nationhood. Since 2014, it follows a linguistic-ethnic model that discriminates against other language communities, including Russian-speaking Ukrainians. The Minsk agreements still aimed at a consensual solution to the internal conflict. However, Kiev was not willing to make any concessions to the minority, such as local or regional autonomy, but risked a military confrontation with the separatists in eastern Ukraine and with Russia.


  • The Psychological Projection on Other Actors
  • The Heritage of Kievan Rus Devides or Unites
  • Language Factor: Ruthenians, Little Russians, Ukrainians?
  • Orthodoxy between rivalry and commonality
  • International law in the Ukrainian identity conflict
  • Ukraine: Central or Federal State Structure?
  • Dilemma: Autonomous Special Rights or Federalisation

The 28 pages include: Analysis, summary, 14 figures and excerpts, 165 references (linked). Read more: Introduction /excerpts and translation: