What to Do With Russia?

25 June 2020, 15:39

New Kyiv Security Forum online discussion devoted to the "Russian problem", relations of Ukraine and the West with authoritarian Putin's Russia will be broadcasted on June 26, 2020 at 3 pm.

For the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Vladimir Putin has prepared a special address to the international community, published in the American press. The biggest part is devoted to manipulations on a historical theme, which, in fact, justify the Stalinist regime. But the main purpose of Putin's message is not about history. First of all, he expects world leaders to recognize his "greatness" and calls to agree with him on new rules of coexistence.

The militaristic parade on Red Square had to confirm this idea. 

However, the Kremlin's ambitions to restore global influence can not hide  the opposite reality  Russia's economic vulnerability, its large-scale national and social crisis, fear of the outside world and uncertainty in the future.

  • What to do with Russia?
  • What model of relations with the Kremlin should the West and Ukraine choose?
  • Are we able to learn how to effectively deter the Russian aggressor in the long run?

These issues will be addressed by our renowned guests:

Victoria Nuland, Senior Counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO in 2005-2008 and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs in 2013-2017;

Omid Nouripour, Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesperson on foreign affairs of the Alliance 90/The Greens;

Natalia Popovych, Ukrainian activist and expert, Co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Founder of One Philosophy Group;

Kostyantyn Yeliseev, Chairman of New Solutions Center, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2007-10, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the European Union in 2010-15 and the Diplomatic Advisor of the President of Ukraine in 2015-19;

Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian politician, the Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum and the Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016;

Danylo Lubkivsky, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine in 2014, the Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2015-16 and the Member of the Board of Open Ukraine Foundation.


Please join us for the broadcast on:

YouTube «Open Ukraine» https://bit.ly/2YYesPc;

Facebook KSF https://www.facebook.com/ksfopenukraine/.


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