One year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the European Union (EU) and its member states are jointly standing for the people of Ukraine as “a true inspiration for Europe,” as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen declared during her recent visit to Kyiv. In addition to the EU’s humanitarian, military, and financial support, EU member states have welcomed millions of refugees fleeing Russia’s brutal war. Last June, the European Council formally welcomed Ukraine as a candidate for membership in the EU, confirming that Ukraine belongs to the European family. The EU-Ukraine Summit took place in Kyiv on February 3 and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Brussels for meetings with the leaders of the EU and its member states on February 9, 2023.

As we enter the second year of Russia’s barbaric invasion, what is the outlook for Ukraine’s future and partnership with the European Union and its member states? How has Europe stepped up in support of the Ukrainian people and how can we ensure that the strong transatlantic cooperation endures?

Join the Ambassadors of the European Union, Sweden – as holder of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – and Ukraine for a conversation on the European response to Russia’s barbaric invasion and Ukraine’s future.

The discussion will take place in-person and over Zoom, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email on how to join the event.


Ingrid Ask

Deputy Chief of Mission

Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden to the United States

H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis

Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

H.E. Oksana Markarova

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States

Moderated by

Ryan Heath

Editorial Director, POLITICO

In partnership with

European Union