«Events of the night from February 21 to 22 changed not only the Russian foreign policy but, to my mind, relations between Russia and the West and deeply influenced international relations. Russia stopped its geopolitical retreat and shifted from passivity, not only in Ukrainian issue, but in its foreign policy generally, to active approach» – Dmitri Trenin, Director of Carnegie Moscow Center.
“The ongoing attempt at regime change in Ukraine can retard the progress in US-Russia relations which is the main axis of efforts at diplomatic solutions to conflict situations in several areas, most especially the Middle East”, – Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Colombo former Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva.
“Return to the Constitution of 2004 actually means the removal of Viktor Yanukovych from power and further deterioration of the situation in the country. The most optimal way out of this situation is to stop violent confrontation and to launch preparations for the presidential elections. However, the most significant impediment to implementation of this scenario is the absense of a credible national leader of the opposition and the growing influence of ultra-nationalist forces, particularly in the West of Ukraine”, - PIR Center Senior Vice President, Lieutenant General (Retired) Evgeny Buzhinsky.
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
Clashes of interests in the Russia-Ukraine-EU triangle… The Customs Union… Missile defense in Europe... What is Ukraine's stance on these contentious issues? What are the prospects for cooperation between Russia and Ukraine in key areas of European security, especially given that Ukraine will take o...
On November 17, 2009 Deputy Director of the Institute of the CIS Studies Vladimir Zharikhin spoke at the regular meeting of the Trialogue Club International. He described the election campaign in Ukraine, talked about the possible scenarios for the future in connection with the elections and specula...