How can the international community help end the Russian-Ukrainian conflict?

Russia is strengthening its presence in the illegally annexed Crimea and in the part of Donbass occupied by its mercenaries. Attempts to revive the peace process using the Normandy format and the Minsk process after the change of power in Ukraine face serious obstacles. There is still no prospect of a satisfactory solution.

Can the international community do in such a situation? What can the partners and friends of Ukraine do? Can the policy of unilateral concessions to the aggressor be avoided?

History of Sanction are as old as war. The face of war is changing hyvbrid warfare cyber and information wars are cheaper and may be more ruinous then conventional war. Sanction seems the better way then war. Sanctions against Russia are differents than the US and EU sanctions. The general feeling sanctions are nota as effective as they could be. Damage from sanctions seem to be allowable cost. How to make the sanctions stronger? Seek hybid sanctions, Boykott of the artists, sportmen, exhibitions, performances and other culture events. Should to make a common Interest Platform.

How the west can support Russia? Poland showed that they serious approched to Ukrain situation. Polish security was very difficulte in the past. The foreign policy has changed. They have some internal political problems but EU is bulding very strong stage. This very stronge stage is a body – EU -has very strong tools which is good to know how to use. Poland used to be very strong for the Ukrain situation.

On one hand there is Russia on the other hand is EU and have to find the solution for the common work inside Ukrain.

The MInsk agreement: first deal to end the crisis in Ukraine was signed in early September 2014. Two years later, with more than 9,500 people killed, the conflict is still festering. The latest attempt at a ceasefire from September 1st broke down after little more than a week; on September 13th, separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine raised hopes when they announced a unilateral ceasefire, their first such offer. Yet as Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, meets Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, in Kiev to discuss the Minsk agreements today, it is clear that peace remains a distant dream.

They say that would be good to rethink the european unity. Share policy from EU it would be better for both of them. Italy needs Russia because of the gas plumps. The EU should take Ukrain ahead in the future to lift up for a good level of economy. Ukrain unfortunatelly is on the frontline between Russia and Europe however Ukrain can deffend thierself int he hard times.

The international treaty, the Budapest Memorandum, was signed on 5 December 1994 at the Conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Budapest. The Convention provides security guarantees for the signatories in the context of Ukraine’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The memorandum was originally signed by three nuclear powers, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Later, China and France issued statements of support.

The security safeguards of the treaty apply to threats or acts of violence affecting the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. As a result, Ukraine dismantled its third largest nuclear arsenal in the world between 1994 and 1996.

At the outbreak of the Crimean crisis in 2014, the United States indicated that Russian intervention constituted a violation of the Budapest Memorandum regulating guarantees to Ukraine and was a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.