Tag: Ukrainian conflict

Two-Thirds of Ukrainians Want to Join NATO and Be Inside ‘Borders of Civilized World,’ Portnikov Says

September 1, 2015

Staunton, August 16 – Sixty-four percent of Ukrainians say they want to join the Western alliance, according to a new poll conducted by the Kucheriv Democratic Initiative and the Razumkov Center. And they want to, Vitaly Portnikov says, because its borders are today the borders of the civilized world that no aggressor would even think […]

West Still Approaching Conflict in Ukraine Tactically Rather than Strategically, Shevtsova Says

June 2, 2015

Staunton, June 2 – The West has been far more united and tougher about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine than anyone would have expected only a year ago, but “one must understand that the West having adopted a tactic about this conflict all the same has not yet elaborated a strategy,” according to Liliya Shevtsova. As […]

Russia Will Need ‘Generations’ to Recover From Moscow’s Actions in Ukraine, Volgograd Expert Says

September 9, 2014

Staunton, September 9 – As a result of Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, Russia faces three large sets of problems with the outside world, with Ukraine, and with itself that will take decades if not generations to overcome and limit its ability to develop as many of its citizens had hoped, according to Ivan Kurilla, a […]

Plane Shoot Down Has Inflicted a ‘Destructive Hit’ on Reputations of Putin and Russia, Stanovaya Says

July 20, 2014

Staunton, July 18 – Whatever the investigation determines is “the level of direct or indirect responsibility” for the shooting down of the Malaysian airline, Tatyana Stanovaya says, “the reputations of the country and of Vladimir Putin personally” have suffered a serious “hit,” yet another indication that “the price of geopolitical games” in this region is […]

Russians and Ukrainians Becoming Like Serbs and Croatians, Solovey Says

July 16, 2014

Staunton, July 16 – The conflict in southeastern Ukraine is becoming like the Yugoslav war with the Russians and Ukrainians becoming like the Serbs and Croatians, developments which mean that “we cannot now even imagine the consequences” of this war for the region and the world, according to Valery Solovey of the Moscow State Institute […]

Putin Won’t Be Able to Mobilize Russians Much Longer by Ukraine Alone, Pastukhov Says

June 27, 2014

Staunton, June 26 – By the middle of August, Boris Pastukhov says, “the Ukrainian conflict will have exhausted itself as a mobilization tool” for the Kremlin, one that gives “the appearance of national unity.” And consequently, “at that moment, new steps will be taken by the Kremlin directed at maintaining” the current level of “mobilization […]