UKRAINE'S MAIN DIPLOMATIC PRIORITIES IN CONFRONTING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION

Keywords: Russian aggression, sovereignty and territorial integrity, international guarantees, Budapest Memorandum, UN peacekeeping mission, transitional civilian administration, Helsinki process, OSCE, SMM.

Abstract

The article attempts to analyze Ukraine's current efforts to counter Russian aggression at a wide range of diplomatic platforms. Based on the author's analysis of various diplomatic tracks, specific proposals are made to optimize and coordinate the necessary actions of Ukraine to ensure security and sovereignty, restore its territorial integrity within Ukraine`s internationally recognized borders, in the current geopolitical conditions in the world and European region. The author proposes to focus on the complex threefold task of joint proper realization of the three components of priority political and security efforts of Ukraine: fullfleged implementation of the Budapest Memorandum, in accordance with the assurances guarantees provided to Ukraine by five nuclear states – UN SC permanent members (the USA, UK, France, Russia and China); deployment of the UN International Peacekeeping Operation in Eastern Ukraine, which will consist of three important integral components: the international military peacekeeping contingent; a transitional international civil administration that will act as a temporary international local «government»; international transitional police and justice, whose responsibilities will include the formation of a local law enforcement and judicial system in accordance with international law and the legislation of Ukraine. The third important component ("pillar") of Ukraine's afforts to ensure security, sovereignty and territorial integrity in its counteraction to Russian aggression should be the continued active involvement of OSCE mechanisms, norms, principles and institutions. The article analyzes in detail the role and contribution of this Organization in ensuring the security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

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Published
2019-12-15
How to Cite
Lossovskyi, I. (2019). UKRAINE’S MAIN DIPLOMATIC PRIORITIES IN CONFRONTING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION. Strategic Panorama, (1-2), 5-19. Retrieved from https://niss-panorama.com/index.php/journal/article/view/90
Section
Countering for Russian Aggression