The Minsk Conundrum: Western Policy and Russia’s War in Eastern Ukraine

The Minsk agreements rest on two irreconcilable interpretations of Ukraine’s sovereignty: is Ukraine sovereign, as Ukrainians insist, or should its sovereignty be limited, as Russia demands? Instead of trying to resolve an unresolvable contradiction, Western policymakers should acknowledge the starkness of the Minsk conundrum.

Research paper Updated 17 December 2020 Published 22 May 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78413 400 6