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Russia’s Hybrid War with Ukraine
Russia’s Hybrid War with Ukraine

Determinants, Instruments, Accomplishments and Challenges

Author(s): Tomasz Stępniewski, Jurij Hajduk
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrum Europejskie Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Hybrid war; Ukraine crisis; Information war; Ukraine; Russia

Summary/Abstract: The objective of the present paper is to define the determinants and instruments associated with the information (hybrid) war between Russia and Ukraine. The paper focuses on measures taken by Russia, between 2013 and 2015, in relation to Ukraine. The paper does not aspire to discuss the issue comprehensively, but constitutes an attempt at outlining the problem, indicating determinants and characteristics of the information war (information war as an element of hybrid warfare). The consolidated Russian information space is subordinated to the interests of authorities and draws heavily from the tools characteristic for propaganda, frequently relying upon the Soviet model. In addition, this is done with the view of re-establishing the “Russian World” (Русский мир), which would be wholly subject to Russia’s political interests. Moreover, Russian propaganda goes hand in hand with military actions – a conventional conflict in South-Eastern Ukraine.

  • Issue Year: 78/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-51
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English