Chatham House – The West should pay for Ukraine to preserve its reputation

18.10.2017, the UK.

The Western partners must strictly adhere to the principles established after the Cold War and provide financial assistance to Ukraine in order to preserve their reputation, The Struggle for Ukraine report published on the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) website on October 18 reads.

The report provides the analysis of what has happened after maidan in Ukraine, stresses an exceptional role of the Ukrainian citizens who have managed to overthrow Yanukovych and turn the processes towards the European integration. The authors of the report focus not only on the confrontation with Russia but also on the internal political confrontation in Ukraine.

According to the authors of the report, the question on the confrontation between the so-called “modernizing forces sympathetic to European norms” and “the entrenched conservatism of vested interests in political and business elites” is on the agenda of the internal Ukrainian policy.

The report contains recommendations to the Western partners on how to preserve (or even strengthen) their reputation with support from the “modernizing forces sympathetic to European norms.” They (the Western partners) must pay in order to adhere “to the principles of the post-Cold War order.”

It is not the first work on the Ukrainian matter conducted by the Russia and Eurasia Programme analytics of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The first report was published in 2015 and was called The Russian Challenge. The Chatham House specialists claimed Putin to be “a fundamentally anti-Western leader whose serial disregard for the truth has destroyed his credibility as a negotiating partner”. It was stated that the courses of Russia and the West absolutely disagree. The experts also reminded the whole world that the West considers the Cold War as a full-fledged war and that the victory in this war gave it (the West) the right to form a new world order which had emerged on the ruins of the Soviet Union.

Editorial comment

By “modernizing forces sympathetic to European norms”, the Chatham House experts mean the forces which are participating in the nationalist marches in Kiev, glorifying the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (organization banned in Russia), the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN, organization banned in Russia), Bandera. And oligarchs and the former Party of Regions apparently represent the forces of “the entrenched conservatism”.

Just recently, the conference “Ukrainism: Who constructed it and why” dedicated to the publishing of the eponymously-named multi-authored monography was held in Moscow. In this report, the authors analyse the genesis of the so-called “civil society” in Ukraine. The authors analyzed the fundamentally anti-Russian construct “Ukrainism” in 34 scientific and historical works.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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