The Minsk Process: Societal Perceptions and Narratives

Druey, Cécile; Hess, Anna; Kaplan, Julia; Cherevatenko, Valentina (2020). The Minsk Process: Societal Perceptions and Narratives. OSCE Insights, 8, pp. 113-128. Nomos 10.5771/9783748922339-08

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The official negotiation process to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the “Minsk Process”, has been ongoing since 2014, with very little tangible success. Based on interviews conducted with persons living in different regions of Ukraine and Russia, this paper examines positions on the Minsk Process held by those most immediately affected by the crisis. Focusing on the restoration of Ukrainian statehood in the non-government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as a key issue in the conflict, the paper identifies two main positions: “border first” and “status first”. Exploring the needs and fears that underlie these positions enables us to identify shared interests and creates space for the development of mutually acceptable solutions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History > Zeitgeschichte

UniBE Contributor:

Druey Schwab, Cécile Elisabeth

Publisher:

Nomos

Language:

English

Submitter:

Cécile Elisabeth Druey Schwab

Date Deposited:

31 Mar 2021 08:46

Last Modified:

25 Apr 2021 03:05

Publisher DOI:

10.5771/9783748922339-08

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/153790

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/153790

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