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The Crimea Fix Isn’t Doable Now — Wolfgang Ischinger
28 September, 2015
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What You Need To Know:

✔️ Mutual  restraint between Russia & NATO on military exercises is a must;
✔️ There’s  no military solution for the Ukrainian crisis;
✔ The West deserves to be blamed for not having a strong reaction to the Crimean annexation;
✔ Fixing  the Crimean crisis is not doable now. 

Amid growing distrust between Russia and NATO over the  Ukrainian crisis, Europe faces one of the biggest security challenges in  decades. Fixing the issue of damaged collective security will take years, but  mutual restraint on military exercises should be a first step, Wolfgang  Ischinger, the Munich Security Conference chairman warns.

‘Russia and NATO aren’t talking to each other enough & OSCE  is helpless’, Ischinger says by pointing out that there’s no military solution  for the Ukrainian crisis and all involved in the peace process should clearly  understand that.

The West’s weak reaction to the Russian annexation of Crimea  was a big mistake that made the crisis even worse, the chairman agrees. At the  same time, he sees no quick solution for the problem and advises to concentrate  on more pressing issues of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war:  fixing the Crimean crisis is just ‘not doable  now’ or in coming couple of years, Ischinger thinks.

Hromadske International’s Maxim Eristavi spoke to Wolfgang  Ischinger, the Munich Security Conference chairman during the YES international  conference in Kyiv on September 18th, 2015.

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