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This Is A Formula Of Winning Crimea Back For Ukraine
29 February, 2016

What You Need To Know:

✅ The Crimea issue is not on the world’s top-agenda anymore, but it is still firmly locked into the Western policy;
✅ The Western leaders won’t accept a status-quo of Crimea, offered by Russia;
✅ The annexation begins the erosion of a liberal world order;
✅ The success of winning Crimea back lies within Ukraine itself.

The Crimea issue is not on the world’s top-agenda anymore, but it is still firmly locked into the Western policy. “There’s no intensity of action on Crimea, but it also hasn’t been swept under the carpet,” Damon Wilson, Executive Vice-President of The Atlantic Council tells Hromadske. He is sure that the Western leaders won’t accept a status-quo of Crimea, offered by Russia. Still the issue demands a long-term international strategy, Wilson thinks.

The world should not forget that the Crimean annexation is not a local crisis, Wilson warns: “It is profoundly disruptive to the rules of international order. So, almost regardless of what Ukrainians today think, it does matter in Washington, it matters in Berlin, it matters in world’s capitals, because it begins the erosion of a liberal world order.”

Still the success of winning Crimea back lies within Ukraine itself, Wilson is convinced. He thinks that Ukraine must present an attractive alternative path of success for Crimea. “Ukraine must to take its act together, to succeed, to present an alternative vision, a path to prosperity and security, and to become an attractive beacon with which to associate, combining with the opening of a unique historical window of opportunity when Kremlin trips,” Wilson adds.

Damon Wilson, Executive Vice-President of The Atlantic Council joined Hromadske’s Maxim Eristavi via Skype from Washington, DC on February 27th, 2016.