Ricardo Baretzky: Ukraine will Remain in Risk Zone until It Returns Crimea
“I warn you once again: Ukraine will remain in the risk zone until the Crimea is returned to its sovereign administration,” Ricardo Baretzky, the President of the European Centre for Information Policy and Security, stated during the 11th Kyiv Security Forum organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine.
According to him, in particular, this is the matter of risks to the economy and security.
R.Baretzky also urged not to be ignorant toward the combined danger of cyber threats and military threats from countries such as Russia and North Korea.
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.