On August 2, 2019 the USA officially withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Treaty violation on the part of Russia. Today Europe is under pressure of the new threats.
Oleksii Izhak, expert of the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS), head of the Department for Research of the Central Region at the NISS in Dnipro took part in the joint publication of experts from France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the UK regarding international situation after suspension of the INF Treaty. Publication titled «Responses to the INF Treaty Crisis: the European Dimension» has been prepared by the Odessa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP) with support of Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM).
In the following publication Oleksii Izhak examined threats to Ukraine after suspension of the INF Treaty, and pointed out technical possibilities for further development of defence missile program in Ukraine. As he suggests, in view of constant military threat posed by Russia Ukraine developed its own understanding of the policy of containment as precluding from the advance of Russian ground forces. Containment in its classical sense, understood as causing irreversible damage to Russia in response to its military aggression and inflicted with a wide range of means including air and missile strikes, is not possible without support of allies and partners of Ukraine.
A link to full text of the publication is given below: odcnp.com.ua