Kyiv Security Forum

Nicolas Tenzer: Russia should be Recognized Systemic Global Threat

13 April 2018, 18:06

Russia’s actions in the world make it a systemic global threat. This is the opinion by Nicolas Tenzer, the President of the Center for Study and Research for Political Decisions in France, expressed during the 11th Kyiv Security Forum organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Open Ukraine.

“I believe that we must recognize that Russia is a systemic threat. At the world level, there are many different types of threats. For example, Iran is a regional threat, terrorism is a global threat, China is also a threat, but more of an economic nature, although it may become global. But for the first time in our system there is a systemic threat to the systems, principles, and values that we live with”, he said.

Tenzer explained: Russia allowed itself to interfere in the elections in other countries, violated human rights, committed war crimes and resorts to other steps aimed at harming the existing systems.

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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.