Special Features of the Russian– Ukrainian Armed Conflict
Russia’s position in the ex-soviet region as a country with natural geopolitical interest toward neutrality and/or alliance with neighbouring states is in direct confrontation with Western European and U.S. ambitions in that region. Ukraine always represented a red line for Russia, who decided to act to preserve its regional interests. Russia intervened in a very uncommon way, utilising the new generation warfare. The article analyses the special features of the Russo–Ukrainian war in Eastern Ukraine.