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RIAC Experts Discuss Results of the Minsk Agreement

On August 26, 2015, the Russian International Affairs Council held a roundtable on intermediate effects of the 1st Minsk Agreement. The event was opened by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and attended by authors of RIAC working paper The Ukraine Challenge for Russia – Assistant Professor of Post-Soviet Space Chair at Russian State University for Humanities Alexander Gushchin, Assistant Professor of Foreign Regions and Foreign Policy Studies at Russian State University for Humanities ...


Zurab Abashidze: Improving Relations is a Two-Way Street

... diplomatic relations with Russia, and there are regular flights between Kiev and Moscow. Georgia has allowed the same kind of relations to continue. As for the situation in Ukraine, Georgia unequivocally supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and endeavours to provide the necessary aid to our close neighbours. Has the Ukrainian crisis altered the perception of the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia? Some people have changed their opinion, some have adopted even stronger stances. On the whole, the dramatic events that have unfolded in Ukraine are reminiscent ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

... deep and comprehensive free trade area with Moldova, with these effective preferences expiring on January 1, 2016. [18] As for Moldova, it is trying to exploit the situation in order to impose regulative control over Transnistrian enterprises. [19] The Ukrainian crisis is making the life of Tiraspol much harder. Since consumer demand in Ukraine and Russia is falling, Transnistrian companies are losing their eastern markets. Moreover, in spring 2015, Kiev strengthened its blockade of Transnistrian exports by restricting Ukrainian supplies and the banning delivery of excised items to the ...


The Ukrainian Challenge for Russia

Working paper 24/2015 The events in Ukraine in 2013-2014 did not reveal any new, deep-rooted contradictions between Kiev and Moscow; they had existed long before, albeit not so acutely. They have, however, triggered the fiercest confrontation between the two biggest countries in the post-Soviet ...


RIAC held roundtable "Prospects for Russia-Ukraine Relations"

On July 2, 2015, the Russian International Affairs Council held roundtable "Prospects for Russia-Ukraine Relations" featuring presentation of RIAC's working paper " Ukrainian Challenge for Russia ". Opening the event, RIAC Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov stressed the significance of an expert analysis for the Ukraine crisis ...


Harsh Realities in Ukraine

Four months after the Minsk II accords, the Ukraine crisis continues to simmer, with occasional violent eruptions. The ceasefire in Donbass has not prevented some 1,000 people from losing their lives since February, adding to the previous fatality count of more than 5,000. Some of the heavy weapons ...


Summary Executions in Eastern Ukraine: Crime and Punishment

The recent article by Amnesty International on summary killings in Eastern Ukraine (in particular the case of Ihor Branovytsky), committed by separatist forces, added factual and legal analysis to growing pile of data on woeful violations in Eastern Ukraine. The non-international armed conflict between the Ukrainian government ...


Riga Hosts Second Meeting of the Young Expert’s Group on Resolving the Ukrainian Crisis

On April 9, 2015, Riga played host to the Second Meeting of the Young Expert’s Group on Resolving the Ukrainian Crisis and Ensuring Safety in the Euro-Atlantic Region. One of the topics discussed at the meeting was the role of civil society in establishing peace in Ukraine. The second session was dedicated to the issue of security in the Euro-Atlantic region as a whole. The meeting was attended by young leaders from Ukraine, Europe, Russia and the United States, representatives of NGOs, research institutes, universities ...


Civil Society in Ukraine

... different sets of issues – in both short-term and long-term perspectives. Long-term issues concern Euro-Atlantic security, stable trade relations and democracy-building in the region. Short-term issues concern conflict-management in the Eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian territorial integrity and economic stabilization. The Ukrainian crisis and atmosphere of distrust between Russia and the West showed that Europe’s security architecture is dysfunctional and has to be partially revised. Government efforts and official diplomatic channels seem unable to overcome the ...


Consequences of the Ukrainian Crisis for Central Asia: Shock and Awe

... regimes but of societies as well has been put at risk. The Ukrainian Scenario for Central Asia: Reflections and Distortions The Ukrainian crisis has revived regional elites’ dormant fears of internal destabilization and of possible outside intervention.... ... scenario in the region, which faces much more acute ethnic and elite conflicts. The official assessments of the destabilization in Ukraine were based on the historical memory of the turbulent 1990s and the political cataclysms in the mid-2000s. Analyzing the ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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