Wars in Kosovo and Eastern Ukraine and the double standard in the assessment of the two events by the international community


  • Petar Nenkov Higher School of Security and Economics




the wars in Kosovo and East Ukraine, violation of international law and double standards in assessing both events from the international community


The war in Kosovo and the ensuing NATO aggression against Yugoslavia and the war in eastern Ukraine and the involvement of Russia in it are the first local war in Europa after World War II. They are characterized by brutality and ethnic cleansing, a gross violation of the Geneva Conventions and the UN Charter. Among them there are many points of contact, but the reaction of the international community is different for two events. On the one hand it supports the creation of an independent state Kosovo, which performs interference in the internal affairs of Serbia, On the other hand impose economic sanctions on Russia, because of the support of Donetsk and Lugansk separatist republics in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean peninsula.


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Nenkov, P. . (2019). Wars in Kosovo and Eastern Ukraine and the double standard in the assessment of the two events by the international community. Politics & Security, 3(2), 47–59. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5668041