Synthesis Situational Assessment Report

Ukraine: South of Odesa, Kherson and Zakarpattia regions

Summary:

This synthesis report summarises the research findings of a situational analysis with conflict risk potential in three regions of Ukraine – south of Odesa (part of which is also known as Bessarabia), Kherson and Zakarpattia – which are considered vulnerable to geopolitical pressure and destabilisation.

The report is based on three case studies that examine the internal dynamics in seven hromadas.The analysis focuses on identifying opportunities to support community resilience to violence and strengthen stability and prospects for sustainable peace.

The common root causes of conflict stem from underlying national-level processes (geopolitical, political, economic and social). This report reviews them briefly to situate local dynamics in a wider context.