Vladimir Putin’s grand offensive in Ukraine has suffered three defeats—the failure to take Kyiv, the halted artillery offensive in Donbas, and lost significant territorial gains in Ukraine’s Kharkiv counteroffensive. As a result, Putin faces growing criticism at home and aboard. The Kremlin has most recently turned to conscripting Russians en masse, conducting sham referenda in occupied areas of Ukraine, and threatening the use of nuclear weapons to “defend” those territories, should Moscow decide to annex them.
Against this backdrop, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and former prime minister of Denmark, and Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, led a distinguished group of experts and former officials to consider the security guarantees Ukraine needs to deal with the continued threat of Russian aggression. The Kyiv Security Compact lays out a range of commitments made by guarantor countries to provide Ukraine with the resources to defend itself from Russian forces and their proxies.
The Honorable Amy Klobuchar, US senator (D-MN), and The Honorable Jim Costa, US representative (D-CA), deliver keynote remarks on continuing US support for Ukraine’s security and prosperity. Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, moderates a discussion with one of the authors of the Kyiv Security Compact, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, on Ukraine’s post-war security. This event is co-hosted with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative.
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