The Kremlin's Defeats in the International Arena

November 27, 2018


In late November 2018 one could observe several seemingly unrelated events that in fact have causal relationship and common motivation.

The first one was the failure of the member of Russian secret services to win elections of the President of Interpol in Dubai.

The second event was the decision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on conducting independent investigations. This decision was extremely important in the context of Salisbury incident (the Skripals poisoning case).

And the third event was the decision to support the Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Halifax, Canada. Failed attempts to restore the rights of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and some other events can be added to this case.

In general, the above facts point at the formation of the strong core of states that support Ukraine in its confrontation with Russia. It becomes clear that many countries, including the influential ones, view the Russian regime as increasingly more toxic.

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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