The Russian elites will split after President Putin leaves his office and the transfer of power to another will not be a smooth process, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-14), Professor at the Stanford University and Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute, Michael McFaul, has said.
The probability that the US president, Donald Trump, will soon be impeached is about 20%, according to Fareed Zakaria, host of the Fareed Zakaria GPS show on CNN, and Stephen Sackur, host of the HARDtalk show on BBC.
The aggression against Ukraine, one of the signatories to the Budapest Memorandum, undermines international non-proliferation efforts, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass has said.
The USA and the rest of Europe shall not lose focus on the situation in Donbass, - the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker, has said.
People that are truly trusted by society have to take power into their hands, co-founder of the Center for Economic Reforms, social activist and lead singer of Okean Elzy band, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, has said. Vakarchuk was speaking at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Building a successful Ukraine requires an effective protection of citizens’ rights, freedoms and property, believes Leader of Civil Position party and former Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2005-2007), Anatoliy Grytsenko.
Ukraine needs to build a free market for gas and cease the practice of the government establishing prices for the population, said member of Ukrainian Parliament and Head of Batkivschyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting themed “The Next Generation of Everything” and organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Return of the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas and Crimea to Ukraine while Russia’s control over them remains is unacceptable, said Yulia Tymoshenko, Member of Parliament, and leader of the political party “Batkivshchyna” at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) “The Next Generation of Everything”, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation
President Poroshenko and Victor Pinchuk open the day’s discussion – calling for Ukraine and the West to carefully assess all the risks and opportunities the future brings.