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“Moscow is preparing ground for further escalation”

Khylko: we need UN mission on the contact line, we can deprive Russia of its veto in this case

Odessa on the brink

Odessa was a cradle of the Greek War of Independence. The old building of the Filiki Etairia is still open to visitors in the downtown area of the city, currently serving as the home of the Hellenic Foundation. Two-hundred-and-one years ago, it witnessed long conversations on national identity, dignity, and freedom – similar themes to the ones that are at the forefront today: the freedom to choose partners and alliances, the dignity of self-determination, the call to defend national identity in the face of foreign aggression.

The future of the Crimea Platform

The Crimea Platform launched by Kyiv last year attracted great media attention across the globe. Despite this, practical steps must be taken to keep the issue of Crimea’s sovereignty on the international agenda.

From Soft Security to Hard Security in the Black Sea Region – Does the osce Fit?

How has security perception changed in the Black Sea region for the last three decades? Whether the osce is a security actor in the Black Sea region? Can resilience-building be a smart security response to the current challenges?

Russia may use its forces to play muscles to raise the political stakes in negotiations – Hanna Shelest

Tensions over Ukraine are getting worse. Experts discuss the real danger of conflict. The world awaits written responses from the US and Russia to their suggestions, while intelligence services from several countries point to the Kremlin’s clear plan to destabilize Ukraine. According to reports, the British government received information on the Russian government’s plans to establish a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv.

“Blackmailing with the threat of large-scale war”

Maksym Khylko: Moscow believes it is beneficial to keep Ukraine and its Western partners in constant tension

Expert de la Kiev: Tensiunile crescânde la granița Ucrainei, precum și ultimaturile înainte de Moscova către Occident sunt o încercare a Kremlinului de a ridica mizele jocului geopolitic

Nici Ucraina, nici Republica Moldova nu au suficiente resurse pentru a influența Moscova, iar tot ce pot face este să demonstreze că sunt gata să se apere și să intensifice interacțiunea cu UE.

Sikkerhetsekspert: Kasakhstan minker risikoen for russisk invasjon i Ukraina

Når Russland sender styrker til Kasakhstan, er det mindre sannsynlig at president Vladimir Putin invaderer Ukraina, mener ukrainsk sikkerhetsekspert.

Hanna Shelest on the Russian Threat and the Need for Europe and the Eastern Partnership to Unite against It

Constant threats from Russia on the border, disinformation campaigns, lack of an effective reaction from the West – this is not a complete list of problems Ukraine is struggling with right now, a list which threatens not just them, but the security of the whole region.

“Yalta 2 is among Putin’s goals”. Maksym Khylko: what has been said so far in the West, did not sound convincing for Moscow

Putin’s main goals are rather political and geopolitical. By threatening to use force against Ukraine, the Kremlin is raising stakes and seeking to strengthen its negotiating position in dialogue with Washington through blackmail. Most likely, Putin is trying to achieve many goals at the same time

For Ukraine and the West, the stakes remain high

The Kremlin’s goals in dealing with the West go far beyond seeking to return Ukraine to Russia’s sphere of influence.

Biden-Putin talks and risk of invasion. Maksym Khylko: Ukraine and its Western partners must make the most of time

To prevent a possible Russian invasion, Ukraine and its Western partners must make the most of time to rapidly increase Ukraine’s defence capabilities and to elaborate and put on the table a set of really strong measures that would make the price of possible escalation unjustifiably expensive for Russia

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