Germany’s Reaction to Berlin’s Refusal to Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine

COULD GERMANY HAVE DONE MORE IN SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR UKRAINE?

Serhiy Polyovyk

Interview with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko for German agency Redaktions Netzwerk Deutschland (RND) about Germany’s refusal to provide military assistance to Ukraine has come as a surprise to European experts. And European media, including the German RND, Spiegel, N-tv.de, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, etc., have even found it necessary to react to it. Thus, the RND has taken V. Prystaiko’s statement as a direct request to Germany to provide such assistance

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How the Partners in the “Normandy” Format Are Getting On: Germany

THE INTERNAL POLITICAL DYNAMICS AND SCENARIOS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVENTS

Roman Kot

The Paris meeting in Normandy format on the 9th of December 2019, undoubtedly was just the first step towards resolving the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, and it is obvious that this process will take years. The effectiveness of Ukraine’s further efforts to force Russia to peace under this format will depend not only on Ukraine’s efforts, but also on the level of Berlin and Paris’ support for Ukrainian initiatives. This, in turn, is directly related to the domestic dynamics in Germany and France. So, let’s analyze what is happening within these two countries

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NATO Is Responding to Russia’s Preparations for War

ON THE ACTIVITY OF RUSSIAN SUBMARINES IN NORTH ATLANTIC

Serhiy Polyovyk

A few days ago, some European media, including the German Handelsblatt and the Austrian Die Presse, reported about Russian submarines’ unusual activity in North Atlantic.
Purposeful in nature, publication of such information took place after the London Summit of NATO. There were also reports of testing new Russian ground, sea and airborne missile systems, the use of Russian combat aviation in Syria, unprecedented concentration of heterogeneous troops and weapons of the Russian Armed Forces in Crimea, the planned testing of submarines and training of the Russian Navy in the ocean.

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France’s Role in NATO Does Not Suit Macron, Does It?

DOES EUROPE REALLY NEED STRATEGIC AUTONOMY?

Serhiy Polyovyk

Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his intention to visit Moscow next May. Independent European analysts have long noted E. Macron’s affection for Russia. And his statement about participation in the Moscow parade once again testifies to the dominance of the nuclear leader’s own interests over the principles of democracy, over observance of conditions of collective security in Europe and solidarity within NATO.

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