Wolfgang Schüssel

Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel – Minister of Economy of Austria (1989-1995 AD), Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1995-1999. From 2000 to 2007 Dr. Schüssel served as Federal Chancellor of Austria. Since 2008, Dr. Schüssel is chairman of the Foreign Policy Association of the United Nations, Austria.
Certainly, such a large country as Ukraine needs regionalization, decentralization and self-government. Because you can not rule such a large country from the center. Hence, we need decentralized structures. And this is in fact the difficulty. It is a requirement of the separatists of Lugansk and Donetsk in the Minsk Agreement. Here we are not talking about a general decentralization, but a special status. Well, of course, if one region receives this status, other regions may require the same status.
It is necessary to organize a dialogue on border defense between Ukraine and Russia, the EU, and OSCE. And we need to decide what tools can be used for this. And besides, it is necessary to solve the question of the special status and decentralization. Well, then, of course, more questions lie ahead of us regarding reconciliation, economic recovery. We must also create an incentive for Russia to become again a member of the worldwide community, and perhaps discuss again the common economic space from Vladivostok to Lisbon.