New OSCE Insights publications on the war in Ukraine

Two new OSCE Insights publications, by P. Terrence Hopmann, and Tetyana Malyarenko and Stefan Wolff, discuss approaches to end the war in Ukraine and ways to support the country’s recovery and accession to the EU. Hopmann proposes the opening of back-channel pre-negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials on the margins of the OSCE in Vienna. He argues that preliminary, informal, and discreet discussions need to take place to lay the foundations for subsequent formal negotiations to end the Russian war in Ukraine. Malyarenko and Wolff focus on the recovery of the country and its accession to the EU. They demonstrate that the OSCE’s experience, especially in the Balkans, can be useful to Ukraine’s recovery, reintegration, and EU accession.

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