Far behind the frontline: hybrid warfare and terrorist attacks in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Rushchenko, Julia (2016) Far behind the frontline: hybrid warfare and terrorist attacks in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In: Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe Conference, 26-27 September 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Abstract

Russia's aggression in Ukraine, Georgia and Estonia has recently sparked many debates regarding geopolitical norms, security threats in Eastern Europe, and techniques of non-linear warfare that include disruption of electronic systems. Besides foreign state-sponsored terrorism in Ukraine carried out by the irregular non-state groups in the conflict zone, one should take into consideration other techniques of hybrid warfare such as attacks outside the frontline. In this paper the author analyzes 99 incidents that took place in Ukraine from February 2014 to May 2016 focusing on the following aspects: time, location, target, weapon, and the level of casualties. The author argues that the “low-intensity” terrorist attacks were aimed at spreading chaos, cracking down on the volunteer movement and destabilizing the political situation in southeast Ukraine.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Social sciences > Sociology of deviance
Depositing User: Julia Rushchenko
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 18:17
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 11:01
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2854

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