Articles on Ukraine Crisis

View from London: Elections approach, Ukraine looms (Commentary)

James Connal - 12 March 2015

The UK supports sanctions, but the Ukraine crisis has become a political football in the campaign for the upcoming general elections.

View from Warsaw: Sanctions are the EU’s only tool (Commentary)

Piotr Buras - 12 March 2015

Poland is more moderate on Russia policy than hawks might have hoped, preferring the use of sanctions to any military option.

View from Vienna: Austria is again on the sceptical side (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 09 March 2015

Austria is still sceptical about sanctions, but it will not challenge the bigger EU states without support.

View from Berlin: Germany leads the EU on Russia sanctions (Commentary)

Olaf Boehnke - 09 March 2015

Merkel's tireless diplomacy has made Germany the driver of EU policy on sanctions.

View from Bratislava: Slovakia changes course on Russia (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 09 March 2015

Slovakia has taken steps to diversify its economic interests away from Russia, which has altered its calculus on sanctions.

View from Rome: Sanctions should be accompanied by dialogue (Commentary)

Silvia Francescon - 09 March 2015

Italy has been hard hit by sanctions on Russia, but it has held the European line, while still promoting further dialogue.

View from Madrid: Spain’s balancing act on sanctions (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 09 March 2015

Spain’s approach to sanctions against Russia has shifted as the crisis over Ukraine has escalated.

Ukraine’s gas “federalisation” (Commentary)

Chi-Kong Chyong - 02 March 2015

Gazprom is supplying gas directly to Ukraine’s breakaway regions and the dispute with Ukraine threatens Ukraine’s future territorial integrity.

Crisis diplomacy and the Russian-Ukrainian war (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 18 February 2015

Germany needs to square the circle between domestic demands for restraint and isolationism and the increasing responsibilities of European leadership.

Harsh realities in Minsk (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 13 February 2015

The situation in Ukraine has echoes of the end of the Bosnian War, as Kyiv faces the dilemma of whether or not to accept a quasi-independent Donbas in the east.