To help ‘brotherly people’? Russian policy towards Ukrainian refugees
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The essay focuses on Russian policy towards displaced persons from Ukraine’s war-torn territories from 2014 until mid-2019. The privileging of refugees from Ukraine relative to immigrants and refugees from other countries and, later, the granting of Russian citizenship to Ukrainian citizens from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, were interwoven with both inﬂuence seeking in the Russian geopolitical neighbourhood and transborder nationalism and supported via direct presidential control of immigration. Despite a series of decrees and involvement of civil society in providing support, this essay detected the lack of efﬁcient mechanisms for responding to the needs of the displaced.
|Early online date||20 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 20 Mar 2020|
- Ukraine, Donbas, Refugees, Russia, nationalism, geopolitics