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  • UKRAINIAN PRISM: FOREIGN POLICY 2016

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    EDITORS: HENNADIY MAKSAK | HANNA SHELEST | NADIYA KOVAL | MARIA KOVAL

    The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Commercial use of any materials, printed by the Friedrich- Ebert-Stiftung, is not allowed without written consent of FES.

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  • УДК 327(477)"2016"(048.83)=111

    ББК 66.4(4Укр)

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    Editors: Hennadiy Maksak (general), Hanna Shelest, PhD, Nadiia Koval, Maria Koval.

    Consultants: Amb., Dr Sergiy Korsunky, Amb. Dr Andriy Veselovsky

    Ukrainian Prism: Foreign Policy 2016. Analytical study // Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Office in Ukraine – Kyiv, 2017. – 202 p.

    ISBN 978-617-7157-39-6

    This analytical study represents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of over forty directions of the Ukrainian foreign policy in 2016 – from cooperation with key partners and international organizations to public diplomacy. Five evaluation criteria – indicators, based on the new model of research methodology, were applied. The experts have studied and assessed the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament) and other Ukrainian institutions, involved into the creation and implementation of foreign policy of Ukraine.

    The reference to the author and the analytical study are obligatory in the cases of complete or partial use of its materials.

    © Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Office in Ukraine, 2017.

  • Content Introduction ....................................................................................... 5

    Methodology of Research .............................................................. 6

    Foreign Policy of Ukraine in 2016 ...............................................14

    1. G-7 countries cooperation United Kingdom .................................................................................. 23 Italy ......................................................................................................26 Canada ................................................................................................. 29 Germany .............................................................................................. 33 USA ...................................................................................................... 36 France .................................................................................................. 39 Japan .................................................................................................... 43 2. European Integration European Union .................................................................................. 47

    Political dialogue ..........................................................................48 Economic cooperation .................................................................. 50 Visa-free dialogue ......................................................................... 52

    Eastern Partnership ............................................................................ 55 Visegrad Group (V4) ............................................................................ 58 European Energy Community ............................................................ 62

    3. Euroatlantic integration ........................................................... 65

    4. Build-up international support on countering Russian aggression ..................................................................68

    5. Bilateral relations Belarus ................................................................................................. 72 Georgia ..................................................................................................75 Israel .................................................................................................... 78 Iran.......................................................................................................82 China ....................................................................................................86 Lithuania ..............................................................................................89 Moldova ............................................................................................... 92 Poland .................................................................................................. 95 Romania ...............................................................................................98 Slovakia ...............................................................................................101 Turkey ................................................................................................ 104 Hungary ..............................................................................................107

    Russian Federation .............................................................................110 Political relations ..........................................................................111 Economic relations ...................................................................... 113 Energy relations .......................................................................... 115

  • 6. Economic Diplomacy ................................................................ 117

    7. Regional Cooperation Asia-Pacific Region .............................................................................122 Middle East .........................................................................................125 Western Balkans .................................................................................129 Baltic States ........................................................................................132 Northern Europe ................................................................................135 Latin America .................................................................................... 138 South Asia ...........................................................................................142 Sub-Saharan Africa .............................................................................146 Central Asia.........................................................................................150 Black Sea Region ................................................................................154

    8. International Organizations OSCE ..................................................................................................158 United Nations ...................................................................................161 Council of Europe ...............................................................................165

    9. Multilateral Initiatives Human Rights ....................................................................................169 Climate Change ...................................................................................173 Nuclear Non-proliferation ..................................................................177 International Security ........................................................................181

    10. Public Diplomacy .................................................................. 184

    Summary table of the foreign policy evaluation in 2016 ... 188

    Recommendations on Ukrainian foreign policy agenda in 2017 ................................................................................192

    Authors .............................................................................................197

    On Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” .....................200

    On Friedrich Ebert Foundation ................................................ 201

  • Ukrainian Prism: Foreign Policy 2016 | 5

    Dear friends,

    We are pleased to present you the second issue of the annual analytical paper "Ukrainian Prism: Foreign Policy 2016", which is a systemic evaluation of the foreign policy of Ukraine. The experts of the Foreign Policy Council "Ukrainian Prism" in partnership with the Regional Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine have evaluated the progress in implementation of the foreign policy of Ukraine during the last year, taking into consideration holistic approach and core principles of democratic governance.

    This year the methodology has been improved in the light of the last year’s expert discussions, as well as based upon the results of numerous presentations of the report at the analytical and academic institutions in Ukraine and abroad. You can notice the increased number of geographical and functional directions of the Ukraine’s foreign policy, which have been analyzed.

    Bearing in mind the fact that the year of 2015 is considered as a “starting point” and a “zero year” for evaluation process, in 2016, due to some factors of internal and external character, performance indicators have somehow decreased. The external factors comprise global and regional political transformations, and as for the internal factors, the experts mentioned the decreased level of coordination in terms of taking and implementing foreign p