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The very recognition of the Eurasian Union as a party to the talks by the EU would set a precedent with significant consequences for European security.
We cannot rule out the possibility that the gas ‘ceasefire’ will be violated before the date specified in the protocol.
The results of the election in Ukraine are not good for Moscow. The outcome is the price Russia needs to pay for its policy towards Ukraine.
After a break of more than three months, and intensive efforts by the EU, trilateral gas talks between Ukraine, Russia and the EU were resumed on 26 September.
A precedent: the EU recognises the right of Russia to influence the shape of EU relations with the countries of the former USSR.
The agreement won't bring an end to the conflict. Its vague and general provisions allow a great deal of flexibility in its interpretation by both parties.
The Kremlin’s decision to launch a direct military intervention was apparently a reaction to the threat of the collapse of the so-called People's Republics.
Russia’s strategic goal regarding Ukraine remains unchanged – the permanent subordination of that country.
Kyiv’s efforts to bring a swift conclusion to the war in the Donbas stand in contrast with the objectives of Russia.
The decision concerning Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was taken off the cuff, with no calculation of the costs of integrating it with the rest of Russia.