Europe's East


By Viktor Orbán

Judging from population, natural resources, and human capital, the European Union should be the leading power of the world. For the moment, however, its stagnation obstructs its potential leadership. What we call the European Project has been stopped in its tracks. We have a monetary union, and we have taken a few tentative steps towards some kind of political union, but we have no tax or fiscal union – no debt financing union – to go with it. And that is likely to remain the case.

Valeriy Chaly, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America: US foreign policy is likely to be position-of-strength policy

By Yaroslav Dovhopol, Washington

 January 3, Ukraine and the United States marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations. It would be an understatement to say that many changes have happened since that time. The changes have been dramatic, and a special period has begun with the direct Russian aggression against Ukraine. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly tells in the interview with Ukrinform about the achievements in relations between Kyiv and Washington during this period, Ukraine’s expectations from the new US administration, prospects regarding Washington’s plans to continue to put pressure on Russia and provide Ukraine with lethal weapons.

Ukraine hopes for China

By Jakub Taras

Ukraine hopes to attract Chinese to the process of settlement in the Donbass. This follows from the official statement of the presidential press service on the basis of the talks held in Davos, Petro Poroshenko and leader Xi Jinping. In what format can connect China to resolve the conflict, not reported. The main question - to succeed in the new situation prevailing in the world, save the "Norman format" and the Minsk process.