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External Factors Influence on the Crisis of the Ukranian Statehood in 2013-2015
The aim of this study is to reveal how external factors influenced the Ukrainian statehood. Little work has been done freely of political and ideological conjuncture. That is why there is a lack of independent views, persuasive arguments and strong evidence regarding this issue. In this paper we analyze the Ukrainian statehood basing on the theory of statehood, the theory of sovereignty and the theory of failed state, examine internal reasons that led to the crisis in Ukraine in 2013-2015, and emphasize the impact of outward factors on the Ukrainian statehood crisis. In order to achieve a goal there was adopted a range of instruments from general scientific methods (induction, deduction) to specific ones, which are applied in international relations (comparative, historical, political economy, system analysis methods, content analysis). It was found that the present Ukraine should be defined as a failed state, the Ukrainian government carried out an inefficient policy regarding economic development, internal affairs and ideology construction, and that external factors contributed to the crisis of the Ukrainian statehood as an accelerator of destructive internal processes. Our study provides a realistic insight into the Ukrainian crisis in 2013-2015. Future work should be focused on the steady trend of losing sovereignty by a range of countries in the current international political system.