A policy paper was prepared within the joint project of the Institute of World Policy and Caucasian House “Ukraine: out of the crisis through dialogue”, supported by the British Embassy in Ukraine.

This issue contains articles and interviews of the Razumkov Centre’s experts, dealing with most topical issues in Ukraine’s current affairs. In particular – domestic politics, security sector, the situation in the Ukrainian economy and energy sector.

The Riga Summit was a long-awaited event not only for countries participating in the Eastern Partnership, but also for the European Union on the whole. The attention of the EU and certain of its member countries was never so closely associated with the events in Eastern Europe, first and foremost in Ukraine.

In the latest publication “Ukraine in Focus” of the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, you will find an overview of political events for the week 11-15 May 2015, as well as analytical reference titled: “Three Months of Minsk Agreements: Illusory Political Regulation”, in which experts of the Foundation are trying to find an answer to the following questions:

What dictated the activation of diplomatic efforts regarding the Minsk agreements? What are the prospects of implementation of their political clauses?

In July the European Union (EU) will publish its strategy of diversification of gas supply to achieve energy security and Ukraine should be part of it, believes expert of analytical center DiXi Group – Anton Antonenko.

Introducing to your attention the issue of the newsletter “Information of the WTO members” No.60, which is a regular information product of the project “Trade policy and practice in Ukraine”. Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting implements this project in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the National Board of Trade of Sweden.

US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt hopes that a new round of armed confrontation in Donbas will not happen. Although, he notes, that there are some signs of recovery of military confrontation: “We know that Russia conducts intensive training of the so-called Army of New Russia. Furthermore, it has also collected its missiles “ground-air” very close to the boundary line on Ukrainian territory “- the news agency UNIAN.

Director of the Institute of World Policy Alena Hetmanchuk, recently came back from Moldova, where she witnessed a growing frustration with high level of corruption among the representatives of the pro-European movement in the country. Her impressions from the journey she shared in the blog on “Ukrainska pravda”.