Balkan Geopolitics Under the Shadow of Russian Influence

In the conditions of the Russian war against Ukraine, Kyiv needs to maintain international support for its struggle for survival. One of these areas of geopolitical partnership is the Balkan countries.

At the same time, Russia’s long-standing efforts to expand its influence in the region are a problem that threatens potential cooperation with Ukraine. Establishing robust mechanisms for information sharing and cybersecurity cooperation can help Ukraine and Balkan states mitigate Russian influence in the digital realm and enhance their collective resilience against cyber threats.

By jointly advocating for and supporting each other’s Euro-Atlantic integration efforts, Ukraine and Balkan states can collectively bolster their ties with Western institutions, promoting stability and prosperity in the face of Russian influence.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);