ORCID: Tomasz Stępniewski: 0000-0002-4581-5145
Edition: Lublin 2015
Evaluating the current situation from a broader perspective, the fact that Ukraine plays a significant role in Russia’s foreign policy needs to be emphasised. Ukraine is considered as the key post-Soviet state, a significant ‘near abroad’ country whose position, potential and geopolitical location are vital for the balance of power in both Eastern Europe and Europe in general. The present paper aims at a synthetic examination of the current Russia-‑Ukraine conflict from the point of view of Ukraine’s strife for full independence, memory and identity.