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Yermak and Rasmussen present recommendations for security guarantees in Kyiv

Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty depend on its ability to defend itself. To ensure this, Ukraine needs a set of cast-iron security guarantees from its allies. This was the key message from Andriy Yermak and Anders Fogh Rasmussen when they presented their joint recommendations on security guarantees for Ukraine today in Kyiv. In July, President Zelenskyy […]

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Declaration by the Friends of Ukraine Group, ahead of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit on 24th November 2017

Rebooting the European project extends beyond the EU’s boundaries Declaration by the Friends of Ukraine Group, ahead of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit on 24th November 2017 A better Europe implies a prosperous, stable European neighbourhood – one that is fundamentally transformed and has parted with its post-Soviet legacy. Failing to set out the longer-term […]

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Rasmussen and Vershbow: the UN should test Russian sincerity for a Donbas peacekeeping force

Leading friends of Ukraine Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Alexander Vershbow are urging the UN Security Council to agree a credible peacekeeping and stabilisation force to help restore Ukraine’s sovereignty. President Putin this week reversed his long-standing opposition to a UN presence in eastern Ukraine, which was put forward already in 2015 by President Poroshenko. However, […]

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New US Sanctions Bill on Russia is not the Trojan Horse Europeans fear

The US House of Representatives is expected to pass, later today, the Sanctions Bill, which seeks to strengthen economic sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia. The Bill first and foremost codifies existing executive orders placing sanctions on Moscow into law and proposes additional measures. However, these new sanctions, including those on Russian energy projects, […]

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#Ukrainereform: much achieved, more to do.

Ahead of the EU-Ukraine summit, Rasmussen Global has produced a series of graphics and a short memo outlining how the reform process in Ukraine is bringing benefits. Rasmussen Global’s Ukraine Initiative seeks to promote the reform process in Ukraine at every opportunity. Scroll down for more information and to download a memo on Ukraine reforms.

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Pourquoi l’Ukraine devrait faire partie des priorités du Président Macron/Why Ukraine should move to the top of Macron’s in-tray

Le Président Macron ne doit pas laisser passer l’occasion de sortir du statut quo dans lequel la guerre en Ukraine s’est embourbée, entrainant une dégradation des relations avec la Russie. En échange de son investissement politique, le Président Macron peut mettre en valeur la force transformatrice de l’Europe sur son voisinage, mettre fin à un […]

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La paix en Ukraine a besoin du leadership de Macron

Lundi 26/6/17 — La président Macron rencontrera son homologue ukrainien lundi prochain à Paris. Selon Fabrice Pothier, directeur du projet Ukraine chez Rasmussen Global, cela pourrait être l’occasion de relancer les accords de Minsk. Ancien directeur de la politique à l’OTAN et fondateur de Carnegie Europe, M. Pothier souligne que le processus de Minsk est […]

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Former NATO Chief welcomes Senate agreement on Russia sanctions

US-Russia relations cannot get better until they get tougher, according to former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who has today welcomed the bipartisan deal reached in the Senate to strengthen and codify sanctions against Russia. The agreement reached late last night would allow for Congressional review of any effort to waive or ease sanctions, […]

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Macron doit « réorienter les intérêts stratégiques de la France vers l’Est »

Dans une tribune au « Monde », l’ancien secrétaire général de l’OTAN et ancien premier ministre danois explique pourquoi l’Europe centrale doit constituer une priorité pour Paris. Emmanuel Macron a personnellement fait les frais de l’influence invisible et délétère de la Russie sur la campagne présidentielle française, que ce soit à travers un soutien ouvert à Marine […]

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New report: No Ill Effects on U.S. Economy Found For Continued Pressure on Kremlin

New research released today shows that the sanctions against Russia for their invasion of Ukraine have been effective in pressuring and punishing the aggressor, although stronger sanctions would be necessary to further prevent Russian disruptive actions and resolve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The report, written by independent sanctions experts and commissioned by Rasmussen Global, […]

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Message to Trump and Merkel: Don’t forget Crimea

“Russia’s aggressive actions cannot be forgiven, and Crimea cannot be forgotten” – that is the message from former NATO chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, ahead of Chancellor Merkel’s visit to President Trump and the three-year anniversary of Crimea’s illegal occupation by Russia. The Friends of Ukraine group of former heads of state and government, and senior officials has […]

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