“In winter 2013/14 global security will depend upon a variety of independent and unpredictable variables. Those factors will originate primarily from the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. In general, I think the state of security in the world will vary, but there won’t be any radical changes”, - Director General, Russian Council for Foreign Affairs Andrey Kortunov.
“The negative trend of the period was associated with worsening of relations between Russia and the European Union due to the summit of the Eastern Partnership. If Moscow considers the agreement on associated membership in the EU, which Kiev intends to sign, an evil and goes the length of drastic exacerbation of relations with the European Union and Ukraine, the situation in the region will deteriorate. If opposite, the security situation would improve”, - Member of the Royal Institute of International Relations, Konstantin von Eggert.
“Aggravation of Russian-Ukrainian relations has also affected in some way the security situation in the region. Strong desire of Kiev to get associate membership in the European Union and the inability to combine it with economic integration with the Customs Union creates nervousness in bilateral relations and complicates the further development of economic cooperation in the post-Soviet space. So, there are no reasons for optimism”, - Director General, Russian Council for Foreign Affairs Andrey Kortunov.
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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