According to Empereur, since Ukraine is one the crossroads of the continental Europe and Russia, the situation needs to be resolved within the framework of this geopolitical dimension. The scholar said it is extremely important that the Minsk agreements were signed without the participation of the United States.
“It was a pleasant surprise that France, Germany and Russia managed to persuade Kiev to agree to a ceasefire, while keeping their distance from the Americans,” Empereur said.
In this situation, France and Germany should try to remain calm and resist to the influence of the United States to settle its own agenda in the Ukrainian conflict. Empereur added that the only way to find a working political solution to end the Ukrainian conflict is to go ahead with federalization and rule out Ukraine’s NATO membership.