Yulia Abibok

PhD candidate in Communication and Journalism, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Junior Visiting Fellow,
Ukraine in European Dialogue
(January–June 2020)


“We Are Not Donbas”: Local Identities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts After 2014

Events in 2014 brough previously repressed controversies within the Donbas region to light, and showed that this region was not nearly as homogenous as had previous been considered. Ideologically, Donbas may not have existed since 2014. This is a study of local discourses in the parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under Ukrainian governmental control, in order to follow changes of local identities and ideologies.