“It is widely believed that the government has failed because of mounting pressure from the Islamist-Jihadist alliance operating behind the scenes. The jihadists have become an important political player. It is well known that former Al-Qaeda members and Libya’s Islamic Fighting Group are now members of the General National Council. They effectively control some cities in Easter Libya, particularly Derna, and parts of Benghazi”, – independent Libyan academic, journalist, Mustafa Fetouri.
“The crisis has also demonstrated that legitimacy may slide away during the office period of high officials without waiting for the next elections to depose leaders. The second factor of the crisis – it can be taken for granted that Ukraine will reproduce these phenomena with some regularity”, – Head of the International Security Program of the Geneva Center for Security Policy Pál Dunay.
“Ukrainian crisis leads to increasing tensions and internal distrust between Russia and its CIS partners. Obviously, relations between Russia and current Ukrainian leadership or any of it successors, will be broken. Diplomatic relations, as well as some trade and economic cooperation between the two countries will continue. But let us make it clear, no Ukrainian politician, same as it was previously in Georgia, will be able to pursue directions alternative to integration into Euro-Atlantic structures”, – Member of the Royal Institute of International Relations Konstantin von Eggert.
Russia-Ukraine: Shaping Common Views on European Security Architecture
«The 20-year history of relations between Ukraine and Russia as independent nations has demonstrated that there is no alternative to further developing our strategic partnership based on the principles of equality, mutual respect and pragmatism. There has been plenty of evidence that all other models of dialogue are unproductive and run counter to the national interests of our country and, I am sure, of the Russian Federation as well ».
From the interview with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Russian Federation Volodymyr Yelchenko for Security Index Journal
Particular attention is paid to peaceful nuclear energy issues and participation of Ukraine in the work of TheInternational Uranium Enrichment Center in Angarsk. For example, Margarita Klochkova prepared report «Prospects of cooperation between Russia and CIS countries in the sphere of nuclear energy (the case of Ukraine)».
PIR Center Analysis
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