Capacities and limitations of the Normandy format

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Every new meeting of the Normandy four causes debates on the efficiency and impartiality of this format, given that previously Germany and France were considered to be the most loyal towards Russia among the EU and NATO member states. Now Berlin and Paris are the key mediators in Russia-Ukraine conflict. (PDF) Maksym Khylko

“A fresh look” from Ukraine at German Foreign Policy Priorities

In this particular article, additional attempts have been made to briefly analyze the priorities of modern German foreign policy from the standpoint of Ukraine as a country representing the most recently troubled Eastern Partnership area. (PDF) Oleksandr Tytarchuk, Kyiv

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  

Мінська угода – 2: тактичний компроміс за умов стратегічної невизначеності

Нова мінська угода від 12 лютого 2015 р. більш вигідна для Росії, аніж попередня, втім її підписання вказує на потребу в компромісі всіх учасників переговорів. Ні Україна, ні Росія не були цілком задоволені документом, але мали вагомі причини погодитися на нього. Німеччина та Франція мали власні мотиви активно сприяти укладанню угоди, попри відсутність впевненості в її імплементації. (PDF)

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