Therefore, in the contextof further implementation of the EU Global Strategy and the role andcontribution of Ukraine into it, the following recommendations can beformulated:1. The EU should identify specificstructures responsible for implementation of the EU Global Strategy like the EUMilitary Planning Conduct and Capability facility, and the last one should begradually turned into a full-fledged EU military headquarters, which interactswith NATO.2.
In evaluating results of thefirst and following years of implementation of the EU Global Strategy andperspectives for further realization of its priorities, views, evaluations,capabilities and contributions of partner countries, including Ukraine, have tobe taken into account.3. Capabilities of the EU Battlegroups should be strengthened whilegradually turning them into real rapid response units and involving militaryunits from the partner states to their activities.4. Challengesand threats from the East to the European security should be clearly identifiedand documented, and a mechanism to neutralize and counteract them should bedeveloped with active involvement of Ukraine and other partner countries.5. Attention to the Black Searegion with a key focus on reducing its militarization, keeping balance offorces, implementing the EU plans to build energy and transport infrastructure,protecting human rights and rights of national minorities, particularly in theoccupied Crimea.
6. Ukraine has to consistentlysupport the EU policies, where it is in the national interests, respect theEuropean values and become a leader of the European integration in the EasternPartnership and the Black Sea regions that will be a sign of the success of theEU Global Strategy in the East.7. Attention should be focusedon growing support of Ukraine in confronting Russia’s aggression and providingit with financial and technical support to address problems of temporarydisplaced persons and residents of the conflict zone to prevent flows ofrefugees from Ukraine.
8. In the field of energyintegration parties should adhere to the Association Agreement, taking intoaccount primacy of the interests of Ukraine as an associate partner of the EUin comparison with third countries, which do not have such a status.9. Together with Ukraine the EU should clearly define goals of furtherrelations, which might be: in the medium term period – partnership relations onthe model of Switzerland and Norway; in the long time period – the possibilityof membership in the EU.10. In the context of preparationsfor the 5th Summit of the Eastern Partnership it is desirable to consider newinitiatives: creation of an intergovernmental platform on security issues and aCybersecurity center of the EaP; integration of transport and energyinfrastructure with a focus on the project of a transport corridor linkingBaltic, Black and Caspian Seas; spread of free trade area for the entire regionof the Eastern Partnership; and involve experts and NGOs from partner countriesto discuss these and new initiatives.
11. The mandate of the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine should be extendedand include issues of critical infrastructure protection, information security,human security in conditions of the conflict, countering illegal migration andterrorism, civil society control over the security sector.12. In order to develop the EU-Ukraine military cooperation it isdesired to initiate participation of Ukrainian specialists and units,especially with combat experience, in the EU missions and operations, andintegration of the Ukrainian defense industry into the EU common defenseindustry.