The situation in Ukraine is worsening, but the European Union is not taking any concrete steps to resolve it. According to journalist Christophe Schiltz from Die Welt, the West is silently watching the country descend into chaos.
The European Union seems to be helpless to resolve the crisis in the war-torn state. It mainly contents itself with blunt appeals to the warring parties or calls to strengthen the role of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) — an observing institution that has never played a substantial role in the Ukrainian conflict, the author wrote.
Schlitz argues that the EU underestimates the strategic importance of the Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Europeans should enhance their presence in the region to observe the situation and assist in the monitoring of borders and elections, helping Ukraine to get rid of its status as a European backyard.