For the “right genres” at such events is their intellectual competition between the parties, a key element of which is argumentation and firmness, but also a partnership approach. And most importantly – the ability to serve positions and inspect other parties.
What to focus on?
• Zelensky should not have been “arrogant” about EU leaders. Undiplomatic attacks will not only be unnecessary, but also harmful. The high-ranking guests from Brussels should see in front of them not “a brazen leader with the sprouts of authoritarianism”, but the help of “the distant European integration of the statesman.” No one in the EU delegations meets the mandates “when will Ukraine become a member of the EU?”, And Zelensky should not hype on this topic. More effective and constructive will demonstrate deep involvement of problems and respect for the words of other parties. This, in fact, determines the bilateral chemistry that is lacking in relations between Kyiv and Brussels.
• At a meeting with Brussels friends, the Green Investigator would refrain from demonstrating “partner independence.” We do not reveal a secret: such attacks are not involved in support among partners, and not only in Brussels. No matter how many people get out of Mykhailivska this council for the sake of positivity, no one is going to give up the partnership, this “Zelensky’s doctrine” did not add respect to Kyiv. Vice versa. Ensuring the Bank’s “partner independence” risks increasing in this part from Ukraine, in order to “not behave” and “partners – not partners”. The EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv provides a timely opportunity to ban these approaches and resolve doubts about Ukraine’s drift in a multi-vector environment.
Time After the Zelensky Summit will propose updated approaches to policy against countering Russian aggression. Yes, at the same time, warn against the EU to be too reliable for the Kremlin. The Putin regime does not intend to back down and sees the EU’s openness as a weakness. Certainly, the potentially important task of the Summit is to coordinate steps with the following contradictions of the Russian Federation, to continue and strengthen (!) The Sanction Policy, not to define annexations of Crimea, to support and practical steps with the implementation of the Crimean Platform. platforms).
⁃ Neither the EU nor Ukraine receives energy dividends from Russia through Nord Stream-2. Kyiv has everything reasonably explained, as the threat of “winter Russian revenge” is real. It is unfortunate, but Kyiv is visited for a meeting with EU leaders from a weakened position, especially against the background of a significant increase in gas prices. Kyiv’s conclusions on the impossible launch of PP-2 are met by Europeans only for enlargement. Therefore, Bankova is especially able to “cover” the EU with the maximum in terms of Ukraine’s integration into the energy market, the use of the potential of the European Green Agreement for the modernization of Ukraine. The formula is as follows: with Ukraine’s energy security, the EU is strong, without Ukraine. We must be prepared that the EU refuses to include in the text of the Joint Statement of the Summit the condemnation of PP-2.
⁃ Perhaps peace, security and stability are decided by the United Europe in Ukraine. This direction also wins in terms of Merkel’s departure from the post of Chancellor. It is necessary to record the progress of Ukraine, joining the European Safe Union, to launch the so-called the EU military mission in Ukraine, which has been talked about in Ukraine since 2015 in the context of repelling Russian aggression.
I have also established that the intellectual competition for the content of the Joint Statement on the results of the Summit will last until the last moment. You want to see Ukrainian negotiators defending our interests against positive pragmatism and real added value to ensure Ukraine’s European integration.
Source: Konstantin Yeliseyev’s blog
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