Igor Ivanov: Euro-Atlantic institutions need reform
The Ukrainian crisis proved the inadequacy and inefficiency of the institutions that were created in the Euro-Atlantic space after the Second world war, said on Thursday on the sidelines of the Agency for international discussion club " Valdai " the head of the Russian Council on international Affairs, former Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998 - 2004) Igor Ivanov.
" The Ukrainian crisis has different measurements. Most importantly, it is, of course, the political dimension.(The crisis) does not arise immediately, a series of mistakes that were made after the fact In the past 2 decades, the development of Ukraine as an independent country. Along with this there is an external dimension. The Ukrainian crisis has demonstrated the inadequacy and inefficiency of the institutions that were created in the Euro-Atlantic space after the Second world war, " said Ivanov.
According to Ivanov, Russia probably overly calmed down, what is the number of institutions is some guarantee against possible crises ".
" We saw that these institutions have failed to protect us from the war in the Balkans, they were unable to help resolve the crisis in 2008 in the Caucasus, and that's the peak of this decline is associated with Ukraine, " - said Ivanov. For this reason, by itself, according to his statement, " helping to solve the problem of Ukraine's internal crisis, We ought to think seriously about what reform those institutions that exist in the Euro-Atlantic space, are required to ensure the strengthening of stability and cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic space."