The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has found that the order to start firing on the supporters of Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity was given by Viktor Yanukovych, Vitaliy Zakharchenko and Oleksandr Yakymenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuri Lutsenko, said at the 14th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Russia’s proposals on the deployment of the UN peacekeepers mission in Donbas includes elements that are harmful to Ukraine, the US Department of State Special Envoy to the Ukraine peace talks, Kurt Volker, has said. However, these proposals may prove to be a starting point in reaching a compromise, Volker said at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES), held by Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Партнери України можуть послабити санкції проти Росії після введення на Донбас миротворців ООН з повноцінним мандатом, заявляє засновник Rasmussen Global, 12-й Генеральний секретар НАТО (2009-2014), прем’єр-міністр Данії (2001-2009) Андерс Фог Расмуссен на 14-тій Щорічній зустрічі Ялтинської Європейської Стратегії (YES), організованій Фондом Віктора Пінчука.
Ukraine's accession to NATO is impossible as long as there are hostilities in Donbas, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and member of the YES Board, Wolfgang Ischinger, has said.
NATO needs to decide whether it is prepared to accept Ukraine as a member, said former Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), Arseniy Yatsenyuk, at the 14th Annual Meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
In order to bring Russia back to a democratic system, it is not enough to simply “switch off” propaganda since Russian society is entrenched in authoritarianism, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.
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"One should not make any final conclusions about Europeans' perceptions of Ukraine based on these findings. These results contain many aspects of fatigue regarding EU enlargement. Certainly, there are things we can change and it is now up to our diplomats. However, we should not jump to conclusions that the attitude towards Ukraine is taking a turn for the worse."
Peace can only be achieved if all parties involved want peace, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007) Tony Blair believes.
58% Europeans support Ukraine’s joining NATO, and only 48% are for Ukraine’s joining the European Union. This is evidenced by the findings of an opinion poll held by KANTAR PUBLIC and commissioned by Yalta European Strategy (YES).