Abstract. The article describes the most significant trends of the humanitarian and economic situation in Europe due to the active phase of Russian Federation aggression towards Ukraine. It also highlights current political and security challenges that directly affect the EU’s current political agenda as well as necessity of further involvement of the EU to the regional stability ensuring, Russia’s aggressive policy counteracting and the prospects of the NATO enlargement.
Keywords: European Union, Russian Federation aggression, Food and Energy crisis, economic and humanitarian challenges
The beginning of an active phase of Russian Federation aggression towards Ukraine within the large-scale military invasion, has determined a long-term political, security, economic and ideological consequences. The article does not contain a detailed description of the current economic and political situation in the EU, providing instead general characteristics of current events and their impact on the prospects of EU development. Thus, the article aims to highlight the most general trends in regional economy and policy, regarding the active phase of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine, offering certain theses for further scientific discussion in the context of current events.