Kyiv Security Forum Special Online Discussion Will Take Place on May 8

05 May 2020, 16:57

Online Discussion #webksf "The Ongoing War: the Tragedy and Lessons of World War II in a New Reality" on May 8 at 3 pm.

Participants of the discussion:

  • Patriarch Svyatoslav, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church;
  • Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, sixth President of the Republic of Latvia;
  • Vytautas Landsbergis, the Founding Father of Lithuania's restored independence, first Chairman of the Independent Sejmas of Lithuania;
  • Jan Tombiński, Polish and European diplomat, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine in 2012-2016;
  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016, founder of Open Ukraine Foundation.
  • Danylo Lubkivsky, Former deputy Foreign minister in 2014, will moderate the discussion.

On May 8, 1945 the Nazi German High Command surrendered unconditionally to the Armed forces of the Allies in the World War II.

From 8 to 10 million Ukrainians were killed during World War II.

75 years separate us from the great historical victory over Nazism.

But another fight continues. The fight for democracy, independence and freedom of nations from a foreign aggression. The fight for a righteous world order. The fight against imperialism and chauvinism.

Russia's attempt against Ukraine is also part of this ongoing war.

Can Putin's Russia usurp the victory in World War II and rewrite history?

How to stop hostile aggression against Ukraine, Europe, democracy and freedom?

Are we capable to establish real and lasting peace in Europe?

These are the key issues that the discussion will revolve around.


Please join us for the broadcast on May 8 at 3:00 pm on our resources:

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Arseniy Yatsenyuk Facebook page:;

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Open Ukraine Foundation web-site:;

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Kyiv Security Forum is Ukraine’s foremost platform for high-level international discussion about peace and security. Kyiv Security Forum was founded in 2007.