Romanian Academy pushes against Russian Federation

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The Ion I.C. Bratianu Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy launched an initiative vouching for the elimination of the Russian Federation from the negotiation format or as guarantor of the Transnistrian matter.

Dan Dungaciu, the director of the Institute, who participated in the debate „Germany and the New European Order”, organized by ISPRI, explained that the initiative of the institute, in partnership with a specialized institute in Moldova, refers to turning to account consequences of an essential document: Anders Fogh Rasmussen – Andriy Yermak.

“”he document (Rassmusen- Yermak) refers to a radical change of philosophy about European security. While until today, after the fall of communism, talks about European security took place in relations with the Russian Federation, at a certain moment with the attempt to introduce Russia in the European security decision, as well as the Format 5+ 2 for Transnistria, this document deals with security and security guarantees of Ukraine without Russia. Russia is not present, OSCE is not present, because Russia is there, so Russia has not word to say about Ukraine’s security, or become the guarantor of that security”, Dungaciu declared.

The ISPRI director considers that „if the West, the US, go along with this approach, the consequence for out country, located in Romania’s immediate vicinity – which is not probably seen from the dimension of that approach or from Ukraine’s very big importance – is that Russia has no place in a negotiation format or from the position of guarantor of the Transnistrian matter”.

„Consequently, the Russian Federation has no place in 5+ 2 as long as it is out of the Ukrainian equation. The initiative wants to rise the question, in Bucharest, Chisinau, Brussels and Washington, that the Russian Federation must be treated the same as in the case of Ukraine and Moldova. I think this initiative should be discussed. We launched it at the debates, in order to have the support of institutes from Germany, which should back this approach”, Dungaciu insisted.

The director of ISPRI also declared that the document would be presented to specialized commissions of the Romanian Parliament and to NATO and EU decision makers.

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