Vitalii Martyniuk about aspects of energy security in the Black Sea region

The Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI” took part in the chain of events organized by the New Strategy Center (Romania) on 12 September 2018 in Bucharest, including Roundtable “The Militarization of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine and the Consequences in the Black Sea Region” and the Security and Responsibility Training Program, as well as the meeting with the students of the Ovidius University on 13 September 2018 in Constanta.

 

The Roundtable was dedicated to security challenges of the Black Sea region. The participants had the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of three Ukrainian guests: Mr. Mykhailo Samus, Deputy Director for International Affaires, Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, Kiev, Ukraine, Mr. Igor Fedyk, Head of the Central and Eastern Europe Section, Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, Kiev, Ukraine and Mr. Vitalii Maryniuk, Head of International Programs, Centre for Global Studies ”Strategy XXI”, Kiev, Ukraine. The event was moderated by H.E. Sergiu Celac, the honorary chairman of the New Strategy Center.

The Security and Responsibility Training Program was launched by the New Strategy Center with partners from the Defense Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and the Defense Committee of the Senate. The participants were counselors and experts from the Defense Committees from the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of Roomania, the experts working in the cabinets of the members of two committees, as well as the persons in the specialized committees with responsibilities in the national security of the parliamentary parties.

Vitalii Martyniuk, Head of the International Programs of the Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”, made a presentation on the Aspects of Energy Security in the Black Sea Region. He highlighted consequences of the Russian energy projects in the region and energy situation in and around annexed Crimea and the occupied territories of the Donbas.

“The hybrid war against Ukraine has been unleashed by the Russian Federation not in 2014, with its direct aggression, but long before. The gas wars of 2006 and 2009, the attempt to implement the South Stream project and even the current TurkStream project prove this, as well as the use by Russia its energy resources for the warfare purposes”, stressed Vitalii Martyniuk. “To stop Russian aggression it is necessary to compound low oil prices and severe sanctions, as well as the EU’s rejection of politically motivated projects”. 

Thus, the Centre for Global Studies ”Strategy XXI” (Ukraine) launched a new cooperation with the New Strategy Center (Romania).

Presentation in PDF format is available here 

 

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