Draft National Security Strategy of Ukraine: an initial overview

The new draft National Security Strategy of Ukraine reflects the general trend of uncertainty in the search for effective ways to strengthen national security on the backdrop of current crisis and needs further elaboration. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk    

Minsk II Agreement: a Tactical Compromise with the Strategic Options Being Open

Although the new Minsk agreement of 12 February is more favorable for Russia than the previous one, it indicates the need for the compromise of all the negotiation parties. Neither Ukraine nor Russia was totally satisfied with the document, but both of them had strong reasons to agree on it. Germany and France had their own considerations to actively promote the agreement, even without being confident in its full implementation. (PDF) Maksym Khylko