In-depth analysis and debate on the current political situation in Crimea and Ukraineby Prospect Team / March 12, 2014 / Leave a comment
A demonstrator holds a picture of Putin with a moustache made of the German word for Crimea ©PA Images
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Prospect Roundtable: How should the EU respond to the Ukraine crisis? Listen to our discussion on the current crisis chaired by Bronwen Maddox featuring guest speaker James Sherr, which considered the wider implications of Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
Ukraine crisis: ‘Putin has no claim to Crimea’ In an interview with Serena Kutchinsky Ukraine’s ambassador to Britain condemns the Crimean referendum and explains why a stronger stance is needed against Russia.
Face-off in Ukraine Neither Russia nor the west can satisfy their individual goals in Ukraine, but if they fail to find a solution to the crisis they risk the destruction of this divided nation, says Anatol Lieven.
Putin is not the master of the ‘new world order’ The Russian President might not fear the west, or seek its approval, but his current imperialist policy is deeply flawed, writes James Sherr.
What does Russia want and why? “It is Putin the conservative and not Putin the realist who decided to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty” says Ivan Krastev.
The cost of a Russian invasion Crisis has struck in Crimea and spiralled across the Western world, but how far will Russia go? Asks Jonathan Eyal.
Where is Ukraine headed? “It is no surprise that Ukraine has ceased to function as a state—the surprise is that it ever appeared to do so” writes Gregory Treverton.
Kiev protests: Ukraine’s democracy fatigue Ukrainians are clamouring for change—but the west is reluctant to help says Chrystia Freeland.
Joint statement on Ukraine A joint statement from the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US, the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission.
Ukraine crisis: Britain will not attend G8 talks “The Prime Minister remains gravely concerned about events in Ukraine” A Downing Street spokesman has said.
The Prime Minister’s statement on the Ukraine Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Britain views the developments in the Ukraine with growing concern”.
Prime Minister’s statement on Ukraine agreement “I welcome today’s agreement which offers a real chance to end the bloodshed” says the Prime Minister.
Ukraine agreement—full text “We, the signing parties, have agreed upon the following…”
The Prime Minister’s statement on the crisis in Ukraine David Cameron said: “I am deeply concerned by the scenes we are witnessing in Ukraine.”