IWP Survey: the World should Arm Ukraine

05:10 PM 15-9-2014

The survey has been conducted by the Institute of World Policy on September 1-5, 2014. Fifty Ukrainian experts in international relations, journalists, political scientists, and prominent activists answered the following questions:{3}
Policy Brief “Ukraine is not Alone. How the World Supports Ukrainians in Countering Russia’s Aggression” .
Some experts’ proposals concerning the assistance required to counter Russia’s aggression:

1.“It is vital to grant Ukraine the status of an ally of the USA and the NATO Membership Action Plan. Furthermore, it could be expedient to consider expulsion of the Russian Federation as an aggressor state from the UN Security Council by making eligible amendments to the UN Charter

and to deny the veto power to all of the Council’s members, at the next UN General Assembly in September. In order to balance the Security Council, it would be beneficial to co-opt Germany, India, Brazil, Japan, South Africa and possibly other states of the G20».

2. “The foreign governments should provide unpredictable, asymmetric and prompt response. They should declare Ukraine the NATO member immediately and announce the application of Article 5 of the Treaty.”

3. “The decision to send ground troops is unrealistic and is not on the agenda; however, air forces should be sent to support ground operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”

4.“The USA should grant Ukraine a major non-NATO ally status. Ukraine needs large-scale presence of the unarmed observers at state borders (North, South and East). Humanitarian aid should be targeted and clearly labeled and has to be used as an argument in favor of Ukraine’s aspiration towards the Western democracies.”

5.“Taking into account the violations of international law committed by the Russian Federation and its attempts to undermine the international security system, the governments of the USA and the EU should state that Vladimir Putin wages a terrorist war against Ukraine and establish a system of countermeasures similar to those used against the al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.”

6.“A coalition of Ukraine’s allies should be established.”

7.“The foreign governments should grant Ukraine special status within relations with the USA and adopt the positive decision on Ukraine’s potential membership in the NATO. Moreover, the modernized international “Marshall Plan” is essential for overcoming the consequences of both political and economic crisis and Russia’s military aggression.”

8. “Extensive joint military exercises on the territory of Central Ukraine is vital, as well as a “red line” statement by the USA and their allies or the NATO.”

9.“The Budapest Memorandum should be renewed and amended with clear security guarantees.”

10.“Our partners should take decisive preventive actions against Russia in financial and energy industries.”

List of experts:

1. Lyubov Akulenko, Director of the European Program, Centre UA

2. Iryna Bekeshkina, Director, Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

3. Natalya Belitser, Expert, Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy

4. Roman Bezsmertnyi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Preliminary of Ukraine.

5. Vyacheslav Bryukhovetskyi, Honorary President, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

6. Andriy Chubyk, Executive Director, Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI

7. Oleksandr Demyanchuk, Head of the Political Science Department, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

8. Rostyslav Dzundza, Chairman of the Board, Bureau of Social and Political Developments

9. Volodymyr Fesenko, Head, Centre for Applied Political Studies “Penta”

10. Alyona Getmanchuk, Director, Institute of World Policy

11. Oleksiy Haran, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; Scientific Director of the School for Political Analysis

12. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Charitable Foundation

13. Mykhailo Honchar, President, Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI

14. Hanna Hopko, Coordinator, Civil Initiative “Reanimation Package of Reforms”

15. Taras Kachka, Vice-President, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

16. Daria Kaleniuk, Executive director, Anticorruption Action Centre

17. Mykola Kapitonenko, Executive Director, Center for International Studies

18. Igor Kogut, Chairman of the Board, Agency for Legislative Initiatives

19. Oleh Kokoshynskiy, Deputy Head, Ukraine-NATO Civic League

20. Ihor Koliushko, Head of the Board, Centre for Political and Legal Reforms

21. Valeriy Kravchenko, Expert, Center of International Security (Donetsk)

22. Ostap Kryvdyk, Political Scientist

23. Anatoliy Lutsenko, director, GMT Group

24. Yuliya Lymar, Editor-in-Chief, Information-Analytical Agency “Glavcom”

25. Vasyl Moysiyenko, Associate Professor, Department of Legal and Government Studies, National Bohdan Khmelnytsky University of Cherkasy (Cherkasy)

26. Taras Mykhalniuk, Director, Open Ukraine Foun dation

27. Oleh Ovcharenko, Chairman, Kremenchuk In forma tive-Eluci dative Center “European Club”

28. Oleksandr Palii, Independent expert

29. Olena Pavlemko, president, DiXi Group

30. Inna Pidluska, Deputy Executive Director, International Renaissance Foundation

31. Oleksiy Plotnikov, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Honored Economist of Ukraine

32. Oleksandr Potyekhin, Professor, Kyiv University of Law, National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

33. Oleh Rybachuk, Head, Centre UA

34. Oleksiy Semeniy, Director, Institute for Global Transformation

35. Oleh Shamshur, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine

36. Viktor Shlinchak, Head of the Board, Institute of World Policy

37. Dmytro Shulga, European Program Initiative Director, International Renaissance Foundation

38. Bogdan Sokolovsky, Ukraine’s President’s Representative on In ternational Energy Security (2008-2010)

39. Mykola Sunhurovsky, Head of Military Programs, Razumkov Centre

40. Dmytro Tkach, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, Vice-Rector for International Relations, KROK University

41. Vadym Tryuhan, Expert on International and European Law; Partner, Law Firm “Constructive lawyers”

42. Yaropolk Tymkiv, Associate Professor, Department of Internation al Information, Lviv Polytechnic National University; Project Development Expert, UCBI Project

43. Yulia Tyschenko, Head of the Board, Ukrainian Center for Indepen dent Political Research

44. Oleksandr Tytarchuk, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Diplomatic Academy under the Ministry of Foreign Af fairs of Ukraine

45. Oksana Urban, Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Theory and International Economics, Lutsk National Technical University (Lutsk); The “European Vector of Volyn”

46. Mykhailo Vynnytsky, Associated Professor, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

47. Volodymyr Yermolenko, Director of EU-Related Madia Projects, “Internews-Ukraine”

48. Viktor Zamiatin, Leading Expert of Political and Legal Programmes, Razumkov Centre

49. Pavlo Zhovnirenko, Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Studies

50. Maria Zolkina, Political Analyst, Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation