Ukraine’s ambassador to Norway, Vyacheslav Yatsiuk, on June 12 visited the Svalbard archipelago, where he stated that his country “may become an Arctic player” (Vestifinance.ru, July 5), even though Kyiv is not currently directly involved in the region’s affairs. In 2017, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, on an official trip to Canada, articulated Kyiv’s determination to cooperate with Ottawa in the Arctic (Izvestia, July 5). And now, it appears, the Ukrainian government is trying to foster bilateral ties with Norway to make its presence in the Arctic more visible (Vestifinance.ru, July 5).
Ukraine sets its sights on the Arctic: A viable prospect, or wishful thinking?
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