02 May 2014

Can Ukraine be saved at this 11th hour?

Michael Emerson

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With Ukraine disintegrating before our eyes, Michael Emerson calls for the EU to convene again the Geneva Quad with the utmost urgency, and proposes a peacekeeping operation by a jointly flagged tripartite brigade of Ukrainian, EU and Russian troops and police to clean up the Maidan in Kyiv, moving on into Donetsk and Lugansk. This short-term action should also have long-term consequences for the European order, if it initiated a switch by the EU and Russia into a cooperative mode over their common neighbourhood.

Michael Emerson is Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS. This text is revised version of the one published on May 2nd in the light of the most recent developments.