Ukraine and Russia have asymmetric potential in the military, economic, demographic and other domains. This will not change in the foreseeable future. However, this should not necessarily have a fatal impact on their relations. Nor does it make Ukraine doomed to being under Russian influence or mandate that Russia sacrifice its prospects of democratic development, human and material resources for bringing Ukraine back to its orbit of influence.
The research is conducted by the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” as a part of the Think Tank Development Program supported by The International Renaissance Foundation.