The Council of Europe (CoE) could become the first European institution to lift sanctions imposed on Russia by its Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) for annexing Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
In June 2017, support for Ukraine’s joining NATO has reached a record 47%. This was evidenced by the results of a nationwide poll conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with the Razumkov Centre.
Since the EuroMaidan Revolution, and particularly since the Russian annexation of Crimea and its intervention in the Donbas, the role of the United States in helping Ukraine has grown exponentially.
It is no secret that the current international crisis in East-Central Europe has arisen, first and foremost, because of the Eastern European institutional structure—or lack thereof.
The experts of the Razumkov Centre analyse the main events in Ukrainian domestic policy, national security and defence, economy, energy sector and foreign policy.
The EU is to improve its legislation to ensure energy security along with the diversification of gas supply routes.
Experts support the stationing of a peacekeeping contingent on the occupied territories of the Donbas and Luhansk oblasts, however the majority of the polled do not consider the prospects of deploying peacekeepers upon the UN mandate to be a realistic scenario.
In Ukraine, despite the fact that the conflict parties might support different ideologies, there are no ancient hatreds toward the opponents.
There is no way to find a compromise variant between Putin’s and Ukraine’s options.
Thought Angela Merkel will have not easy negotiations with the Greens and Free Democrats to create the majority in the parliament, the key positions of Germany and the new government towards Ukraine and, most importantly Russia, are most likely to remain unchanged.