WHAT: Armchair Discussion: Ukraine, Ukraine: between past and future, and east and west
WHEN: Tuesday, 25 April, 19h00 – 20h30
WHERE: Beers Bank (downstairs) - 34, Place Jourdan
WHO: YPFP members
Once a daily headline subject, as the world waited with a mixture of dread and anticipation to see what would happen next, the situation in Ukraine no longer makes the front pages. The country has been torn between east and west since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. This finally came to a head in 2013 and 2014, with - in quick succession - the first protests against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych's abandonment of a deal with the European Union; the annexation of Crimea by Russia; the downing of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane; and finally the destabilization of Eastern Ukraine. How has Ukraine's geopolitical stance changed vis-a-vis NATO, the EU, and Russia? What can we expect to see in the coming months and years regarding its security? These issues, and more, will be the focus of our first armchair discussion of 2017, which promises to be another informative and interactive session in the cosy atmosphere of Beers Bank.
YPFP is therefore proud to host the acting Ambassador of Ukraine to NATO, Mr Yehor Bezhok, who will join us for a discussion about various aspects of Ukraine's status both internally and externally. This event is for YPFP members only, and offers the rare opportunity to receive a first-hand perspective on the current situation in Ukraine and likely developments in the near future regarding both its security, and defence policy. We will also delve into what a stronger relationship with NATO and the EU will mean for Ukraine, in the light of recent events such as the easing of visa requirements by the EU.
34 Place Jourdan
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