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Sascha E. Ostanina

Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre

Sascha E. Ostanina is a Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Centre with a research focus on Russia and the Eastern Partnership countries. Prior to this, Sascha worked as an external analyst with the international consulting company S&P Global and as a security consultant with the International Atomic Energy Agency. She also worked as a political and economic TV journalist for over a decade before switching to the field of international security.

Sascha holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Hertie School and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. In addition to international security, Sascha is interested in model building, bouldering, embroidery, technical diving, military history, and weapons development.

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To guarantee its security, the EU should arm Ukraine through a self-defence agreement

Current security guarantees for Ukraine range from unavailable to ineffective, writes Sascha Ostanina. She proposes a middle-ground solution to provide collective security for Ukraine through a binding self-defence agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Such an agreement would provide Ukraine with access to weapons and ammunition in the event of Russian aggression.

5 December 2023 | Sascha E. Ostanina