Balkans

IN SEARCH OF WAYS TO THE BALKANS

The article gives an overview of relations between Ukraine and countries of the Balkan region from the early 1990s to present day with a focus on the former Yugoslav republics. The level of intensity and substance of Ukraine-Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia) relationship varied during this period. Ukraine’s activity in the region reached its peak with direct military-political support provided to Macedonia during the Macedonian-Albanian armed conflict in 2001. Since then, the Balkans has never been a priority for Ukrainian authorities. However, the Balkans, especially the countries of ex-Yugoslavia, is an important region for Ukraine as a source of experience in ending armed conflicts and successful Euro- and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The article gives an overview of relations between Ukraine and countries of the Balkan region from the early 1990s to present day with a focus on the former Yugoslav republics. The level of intensity and substance of Ukraine-Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia) relationship varied during this period. Ukraine’s activity in the region reached its peak with direct military-political support provided to Macedonia during the Macedonian-Albanian armed conflict in 2001. Since then, the Balkans has never been a priority for Ukrainian authorities. However, the Balkans, especially the countries of ex-Yugoslavia, is an important region for Ukraine as a source of experience in ending armed conflicts and successful Euro- and Euro-Atlantic integration.
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Natalia Ishchenko (Gumba)

Natalia Ishchenko (Gumba) is a Deputy Director of the Institute of World Policy. Her research interests include conflicts in the post-Soviet space and in the former Yugoslavia. In 2016, Natalia was one of the organizers of an international programme to study Croatia’s experience of peaceful reintegration of the occupied territories. She was one of the curators of the photo exhibition “Donbass: War and Peace” held in the European Parliament in Brussels and in other European capitals in 2014. Natalia is the author of the book “The Truth about Human” (2012).


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