Ukraine: Finding a Place in the New Security Architecture

March 26, 2022

Russian aggression has led to a critical devaluation of global (UN) and regional (OSCE) security structures.

Since 2014, the UN General Assembly, the PACE, the OSCE, the EU, and NATO have adopted dozens of resolutions calling for an end to the Kremlin’s aggression. But all these documents are of the recommendatory nature.

NATO remotely supports Kyiv but focuses on making sure that the war does not go beyond Ukraine.

Unfortunately, these structures are unable to adequately and effectively respond to the military catastrophe in the heart of Europe; they cannot stop mass crimes against humanity and the destruction of the entire European nation.

Then what is their significance and value? This is a rhetorical question, which only emphasises the urgency of creating a new security architecture in Europe and the world. But Ukraine needs reliable security guarantees here and now.

Mykhailo Pashkov

Co-Director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes

Born in 1958 in Roslavl, Smolensk oblast, Russia


Smolensk Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of the Russian Language and Literature (1979)

Moscow Institute of Youth, Faculty of Journalism (1986)

Kyiv Institute of Political Science and Public Administration (1991)

Ph. D. in Philosophy; the author of more than 50 publications

1979 – 1989 — worked at different positions in district, regional and republican newspapers in Russia and Moldova

1991 – 1994 — worked in scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1994 – 1998 — Diplomatic Service at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre's Leading Expert

Diplomatic Rank: First Secretary. Most recent position in state structures — Chief Consultant, Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff

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