Pawel Kowal: Russia wants neighboring countries to give up democracy
In recent years Russia's leadership is making every effort to ensure that neighboring countries abandon democracy and democratic freedoms. Such a view was expressed by Pawel Robert Kowal, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (2006-2007), Member of the European Parliament (2009-2014) during the 11th Kyiv Security Forum organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation.
The annual international event Kyiv Security Forum was launched by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine in 2007 as a platform for high-level discussions on the current issues in Europe and the Black Sea region. The Forum aims at increasing security cooperation between the EU and the Black Sea region, raising awareness about regional developments among key regional players, promoting the role of independent and non-governmental actors in setting the security agenda in Europe.
The event is being held with the support of NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine, the German Marshall Fund, The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, The Royal Institute of International Relations, Chatham House (UK), and The Regional Representative Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine.