A conversation with:
Editor-in-Chief, The Interpreter
Senior Editor, The Daily Beast
Joining the panel discussion:
The Hon. Steven Pifer
Voice of America
Welcome remarks and panel moderated by:
The Hon. John Herbst
Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Please join the Atlantic Council and the Institute of Modern Russia on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th St NW, 12th floor, West Tower Elevators), for the launch of a new report on the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine, “An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin's Dirty War in Ukraine” with The Interpreter’s Mr. Michael Weiss and Mr. James Miller.
With renewed fighting in Ukraine’s east, few now deny that Moscow is financially and militarily backing the separatist war in east Ukraine and has in fact invaded its neighbor on several occasions in the past year. The new report by The Interpreter, “An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin's Dirty War in Ukraine”, aims to offer a complete account that proves Russia is behind the unrest in the Donbas region in Ukraine’s east. The report relies on open source evidence and ultimately argues that if it were not for Russian weapons and soldiers, the separatists cause would have been defeated by the end of the summer 2014.
The Interpreter, a special project of the Institute of Modern Russia, has covered developments in Ukraine for 550 straight days spanning from right before the height of the Euromaidan Revolution. The Interpreter’s team has documented nearly every significant battle and persuasive piece of information pointing to Russian interference in the Donbas region. By combining an examination of all available evidence, with an analysis of the context within which the Russian military has been operating, this report aims to assess the nature, scope, and ultimate goals of the Russian government’s intervention in eastern Ukraine.