• M. Saeri Universitas Riau
  • Ahmad Jamaan Universitas Riau
  • Muhammad Farhan Surez Universitas Riau
  • Pindi Gayatri Universitas Riau
  • Hana Inayah Utami Universitas Riau
  • Zarina Zarina Universitas Riau


The Russia-Ukraine conflict began in 2014 until now. In 2014, Russia attempted to annex the Donbas region and Crimea. Russia's annexation attempt was carried out through cyber attacks. In 2022 Ukraine will be fully supported by NATO weapons. This research aims to explain why Russia continued its attacks from using cyber operations to full military use. Researchers use offensive realism perspective analysis, great power theory with the concept of "power", to manage conflict transformatively. The findings in this research are that efforts to strengthen Russia's military power are also influenced by the presence of NATO, which has interests in Ukraine. In the struggle for areas of influence between two superpower actors, NATO as a major power has an interest in making Ukraine the closest military stronghold to stem Russia's influence in the Balkan region. In contrast, Russia as a major power in the Balkan region is interested in making Ukraine a buffer zone to anticipate any possible pressure on NATO Russia in all aspects, especially militarily.


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How to Cite
Saeri, M., Jamaan, A., Surez, M., Gayatri, P., Utami, H. I., & Zarina, Z. (2023). KONFLIK RUSIA-UKRAINA TAHUN 2014-2022. Dinamika Global : Jurnal Ilmu Hubungan Internasional, 8(2), 319-334. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.36859/jdg.v8i2.1887