The ongoing internal processes in neighboring Moldova poses some very sensitive threats for the national security of Ukraine. Primarily, because the President of Moldova expresses its political wishes to enhance cooperation with Russia and simultaneously, diminish its cooperation with the European Union and NATO. It might cause to internal turbulences in Moldova as a reaction to deepening cooperation with Russia with unpredictable outcomes.
The outcomes of the recent Parliamentary elections conducted in Netherlands in March, 2017 have dispelled anticipations that the European Union is moving towards its sunset. Contrary, the results of the elections have clearly showed that the EU is still a political project, which is attractive for the Europeans. It also gives some grounds to believe that upcoming elections in France and Germany will consolidate these political trends.
The outcomes of the Presidential election in France, which is scheduled on 2017 promise to shake dramatically the whole political landscape in Europe. Ukraine is not the exception primarily because Paris plays leading role on the Normandy format of the settlement situation in Eastern Ukraine. Secondly, because Ukraine seeks to have a broader implementation of the Association agreement with the EU and France has its tools in order to enhance or to lower such activities.
The speech of the Minister for foreign affairs of Poland in the Parliament outlined the major priorities of the Poland’s foreign policy in 2017. Among those elements, supporting Ukraine remains one of the key priority for Warsaw, along with deepening bilateral relations with the Great Britain and France. The cooperation within the NATO and its further enlarging of the European Union are also the cornerstones in the European security system, minister believes.
Росія ще відчує резонанс від рішення Суду ЄС, який фактично визнав, що РФ, як держава, причетна до збройного конфлікту на Сході України. Після цього рішення інші російські компанії із санкційного списку тричі подумають перед тим, як подавати аналогічні позови. Або ж взагалі відмовляться від подібних намірів. Тобто можна вважати, що для Росії шлях боротьби із санкціями судовими методами виявився повністю бесперспективним. А отже їй доведеться негайно шукати інші шляхи послаблення санкцій.
The World economic forum-2017 in Davos is devoted to the resistible leadership which, under current geopolitical circumstances, plays unique role in crisis solutions of mutual international conflicts. But first glance on the level of participants gives the ground to state that this forum will be particular – no one from the high-level official of the key world players comes to Switzerland. The US, Germany and France are preparing to the reloading of its political elites. What Ukraine should expect from Davos-2017?
Europe is expected a number of presidential and parliamentary elections in 2017 which have the potential to change dramatically the political landscape in the key European Union’s member-states. It definitely effects their attitude towards the Russian military aggression committed by this country against Ukraine. It is also expected that some EU countries might initiate the rolling back of the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Moscow.
The image of China in the Ukrainian mass media is a subject for profound expert examinations. This country which has a lot of national interests in Ukraine should be most recognizable for average Ukrainians as a partner that provides not only the goods for the national market (sometimes a low- quality) but also investments and technologies. Therefore both – Ukraine and China – have to encourage professional dialogue about further mutually beneficial cooperation in many fields.
Третий Комитет Генассамблеи ООН, который, в частности, занимается вопросами защиты прав человека, 15 ноября в Нью-Йорке принял исторический проект резолюции о нарушениях прав человека во временно оккупированном Крыму. Этот проект определяет ответственность, которую несет Россия за правовую вакханалию, которая бешеными темпами разворачивается на полуострове уже третий год подряд.
The outcomes of the Parliamentary elections in Russia which was conducted recently, indicates that official Minsk is slowly turning back from Moscow towards the European Union. But the process of the Euro integration is so invisible and fragile that is too premature to talk about any kind of geopolitical breakthrough. But anyway what does it mean for Ukraine in the nearest future?