All four Visegrád countries have been a part of the Soviet block in the past, althought their current positions towards Russian federation may now differ. If we speak specifically about annexation of Crimea, an important fact is that all presidents of V4 countries denounced the action unanimously. However, historical development and economic situation causes certain differences in positions of individual countries that will play role in the negotiations.
The delegates of Czech republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Germany will have a chance to discuss their cooperation in response to current situation. If they decide for a joint action, it will also depend to what extent the countries feel endangered by the situation and try to cooperate to strenghten their position, or whether the delegates will decide to accept a path of negotiating and building relationships with Russian Federation. Important topics on which the delegates will have to reach satisfying compromises during negotiations are for example energetical and generally economic dependence on Russia, Ukraine’s integration into EU and NATO, and of course if we talk about possible cooperation in defense we can’t forget to mention Visegrád Battlegroup and its future significance.