Join Kyiv Security Forum for the broadcast of online discussion that brings together Ambassadors Kurt Volker, John Herbst, Steven Pifer, William Taylor on April 24 at 3 pm.
The collapse of the Soviet Union happened after more than a decade of low oil prices. Does anyone in Moscow today understand that it is time to stop aggression against Ukraine? The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Ukraine in 2003-2006, Director of the Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council, John Herbst, expressed this opinion during Kyiv Security Forum online discussion on the status and prospects of the peace process and the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity.
"There are at least two reasons for this. The first is a pandemic ... It is unclear if the Kremlin has the ability to deal with this. The second point. The pandemic has led to a sharp decline in global oil demand. And the Russian economy depends on hydrocarbons… And suddenly, they earn nothin," the Ambassador said. He did not rule out that eventually Putin will have to stop aggression in the Donbas. "So this is a possible start of a real discussion in Moscow on this," John Herbst said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), founder of Open Ukraine Foundation and Kyiv Security Forum and Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (2014), Diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister (2015-16) and member of the board at Open Ukraine Foundation participated at the discussion.
The conversation of high-level US and Ukrainian statesmen and diplomats revolved around main problems of protecting Ukraine from Russian aggression, restoring our territorial integrity and establishing a long-term peace in Eastern Europe.
The full version of Kyiv Security Forum online discussion will be available on April 24 at 3 pm.
The participants of the discussion are:
Kurt Volker, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations (2017-2019);
John Herbst, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Ukraine (2003-2006), director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center;
Steven Pifer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Ukraine (1998-2000), William J. Perry Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution;
William Taylor, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Ukraine (2006-2009), Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the United States Embassy in Ukraine (2019-2020), vice president at the United States Institute of Peace;
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), founder of Open Ukraine Foundation and Kyiv Security Forum;
Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (2014), Diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister (2015-16) and member of the board at Open Ukraine Foundation.
Please join us for the broadcast on April 24 at 3:00 pm Kyiv time on KSF resources:
Open Ukraine Foundation YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEBAPyQINZeF1XDNaIhhJsg?view_as=subscriber;
Arseniy Yatsenyuk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yatsenyuk.arseniy/;
Kyiv Security Forum Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/ksfopenukraine;
Open Ukraine Foundation web-site: https://openukraine.org/ua;
Kyiv Security Forum web-site: https://ksf.openukraine.org/ua.
Kyiv Security Forum is Ukraine’s foremost platform for high-level international discussion about peace and security. Kyiv Security Forum was founded in 2007.
Forum continues the series of online discussions.
Discussion of April 3, 2020 - "Priority Actions Plan to Overcome the Crisis".
Discussion of April 10, 2020 - "Global Energy Crisis Consequences for Ukraine".
Discussion of April 17, 2020 - "New Reality: How to Protect our Home from War, Disease and Destruction?".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVg41sBMWk&feature=youtu.be.