Putin's Global Strategy

December 01, 2017

Putin's global strategy is to revise the current state of international relations and move Russia a step up. For this, he needs to push the United States out of Europe, try to fragment Europe, and bring the relations with these fragments to a state, where Russia has more authority.

One of the steps towards ruining the international order are Russia's actions in regard to Ukraine. Putin has violated almost all international order standards, and has had no response. Everyone saw that international order is non-existent, and that international security institutes, both global and regional, have no means to respond. This is what he wanted.

Alone, Ukraine cannot defend its sovereignty and recover its territorial integrity. This requires a coalition of fellow-countries, ones that support the return of international relations to the former state. So, we need to establish very close relations with East European partners and, in general, with any countries that hold this international order important.

In this regard (it is not without reason that we talk about hybrid warfare), Russia is waging a strong informational war, launching propaganda, a stream of lies, double-dealing, fakes, which makes it very hard to separate "us" from "them".

Mykola Sunhurovskyi

Director, Military Programmes

Born in 1951 in Moscow.


Orenburg Higher Military Air Defence Forces School (1972);

Kyiv Air Defence Forces Academy (1982);

Higher School of Entrepreneurship, Kyiv Institute of National Economy (1991).

Ph. D. in Technical Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, the author of more than 90 publications.

Colonel (Ret.) with 31 years of military service, half of that term — at research institutions. Research profile — systems analysis, strategic planning, analysis methods, national security.


Most recent position in state bodies — Department Chief at the Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff;

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Programme Co-ordinator;

Since February 2000 — Freelance Consultant to the National Security and Defence Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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