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The Demise of Ukraine's "Eurasian Vector" and the Rise of Pro-NATO Sentiment

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dc.contributor.author Haran, Oleksii
dc.contributor.author Zolkina, Mariia
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-20T11:23:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-20T11:23:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Haran O. The Demise of Ukraine's "Eurasian Vector" and the Rise of Pro-NATO Sentiment / Olexiy Haran, Mariia Zolkina // Ukraine in the Poroshenko Era: the Politics of Power, Reform, and War / PONARS Eurasia Policy Perspectives, September 2017. - 2017. - P. 3-9. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/13392
dc.description.abstract Before 2014, the majority of Ukrainians did not view the goal of European integration as a "national idea". Even so, most Ukrainians had positive views about developing relations with and integrating into the EU. And even though former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych refused to accept the idea of joining NATO, he officially maintained EU integration as a priority. In fact, the Yanukovych administration helped finalize and initialed the text of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Yanukovych’s sudden refusal to actually sign it, under Russian pressure, was the spark that set off the mass protests in late 2013 that would become the Euromaidan revolution. The success of the Euromaidan and the ensuing long-awaited signing of the Association Agreement signaled a shift among Ukrainians at both the national and regional level in favor of the EU. In addition, after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukrainians came to favor joining NATO for the first time since independence. Simultaneously, support plummeted for Ukraine’s "Eurasia vector", i.e., joining Russia-led institutions like the Customs Union/Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject geopolitical orientation en_US
dc.subject the Euromaidan en_US
dc.subject Eurasian vector en_US
dc.subject NATO en_US
dc.subject Ukraine en_US
dc.subject Customs Union en_US
dc.subject polls en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title The Demise of Ukraine's "Eurasian Vector" and the Rise of Pro-NATO Sentiment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.status first published en_US
dc.relation.source Ukraine in the Poroshenko Era: the Politics of Power, Reform, and War en_US


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