Ukraina – Fast mellan EU och Ryssland? : En beskrivande fallstudie av hur EU och Ryssland agerat mot Ukraina mellan åren 2004-2014.
Sammanfattning: This study aims to examine Ukraine’s relations with the EU and Russia, and explains the different actions taken place between the years of 2004 and 2014. The study is a descriptive case study where the case Ukraine can be used to draw general conclusions for future research.To pursue the aim, the following questions were asked: How has the EU acted towards Ukraine, and why? How has Russia acted towards Ukraine, and why? In this study, the theories of international relations were applied, namely liberalism and realism. The empirical material of this study is based on books, EU webpage and news articles.The conclusion of this study shows that both the EU and Russia have taken many actions to influence Ukraine. The most important actions made by the EU have been the startup of the Eastern Partnership and the Association Agreement, which are both developing an easier transition for Ukraine into the EU. For Russia, the most important actions taken have been to make Ukraine depending on Gazprom, and the rental agreement for the military navy base kept on Crimea. All these actions are taken because of the fact that Ukraine serves as a link between the EU and Russia.
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