Europe's East

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.

After five years of ‘ruthless war’ in Syria, 2017 can be a year of diplomacy, says UN envoy

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Looking back over the past month, which saw some of the most difficult challenges for humanitarian workers in Syria but which also witnessed evacuations of thousands of civilians from war-ravaged eastern Aleppo, United Nations envoys for Syria said today that things have to change in 2017 and that “it can change in 2017.” 

A European Agenda for the Trump Era

By JUDY DEMPSEY

With few exceptions, governments across Europe do not like Donald Trump’s policies. As he prepares to enter the White House, the U.S. president-elect has already spoken extensively about making America great again. In particular, his economic policies seem protectionist, and his foreign policy, particularly with regard to Israel and Russia, will pose serious challenges to the EU. But instead of moaning about what is still Europe’s greatest ally, EU leaders should respond to the new administration in several ways.