• Ihor Lossovskyi Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of Ukraine of the 1st Class, Ph. D. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1870-843X
  • Iryna Prykhodko Non-executive Director of the Mountain Seed Foundation, USA
Keywords: hybrid war, Russia’s armed aggression, Ruscism, Russian world, military escalation


Ideas on the political nature, causes, motivations of the parties and the very essence of the Russia-Ukraine hybrid war of 2014–2022 are presented. Ideological preconditions, reasons and current consequences of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, as well as the evolution of the formation of the political and security doctrines of the ruling regime of Russia from quasi-liberal views to the expansionist concept of “restoration of historical Russia” and justification of aggressive war against Ukraine are considered.

The authors’ theoretical framework for examining the political nature, essence and causes as well as specificities of this war is based on the provisions of classic military theory as well as their further development. These fundamental ideas are gaining new relevance in the context of hybrid war with the simultaneous presence of elements of military confrontation pertinent to third-generation war and factors pertinent to the new type of sixth-generation war. Conclusions are based on an analysis of a number of conceptual documents by Russia’s leadership over the past 15 years.


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How to Cite
Lossovskyi, I., & Prykhodko, I. (2022). EPISTEMOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE MODERN WAR. Strategic Panorama, 25-34. https://doi.org/10.53679/2616-9460.specialissue.2022.03