NAMES OF WAR: TRANSFORMATION OF CONFLICT NARRATIVES IN UKRAINE

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by Olga Korablyova 

There is not only one contact line that separate East of Donetsk and Luhansk regions from Ukraine, but there are numerous contact lines in all cities, villages in Ukraine that divides local communities

 Tetiana Kiselyova, mediator, dialogue facilitator at the presentation of the special issue of Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, December 2018

 Tetiana Kiselyova, mediator, dialogue facilitator at the presentation of the special issue of Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, December 2018
There is a one peculiarity of representation of Ukrainian conflict in an official discource of government. Legislative, judiciary and executive branch of powers use different notions and terms when talking about conflict. This is obviously could be explained because the official had to balance between two agendas: Ukraine integrity defence and a need to maintain a receiving international financial aid. President could not proclaim status of war to keep the national economy stable. Consequently, double narration appeared: legal which is set by parliamentary adopted laws and decrees of President and head of Council of national security and second one – narrative that can be derived from officials’ discouce they transmit via public speeches in international scene and domestically.

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