A discussion with
Matthew Bryza
Nonresident Senior Fellow,
Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council

Vladimir Milov
Institute of Energy Policy, Moscow
former Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Vaclav Bartuska
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security
Czech Republic

Moderated by
David Koranyi
Acting Director,
Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council

In his only public address during his Washington visit, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke to an Atlantic Council audience on the serious implications the crisis in Ukraine could have on global security. He underscored that Ukraine is determined to recover Crimea, but said it will not try to do so militarily. Nonetheless the crisis has had a ripple effect and has brought European energy security back into the spotlight.

Gazprom still supplies more than half of Ukraine’s gas demand and close to one third of Europe’s imports. It plans to charge 37 percent more for gas in Ukraine in the second quarter this year. Europe is far better prepared this time for a cut-off of gas supplies. Yet questions loom over the long-term feasibility of European dependence on Russian gas that is a challenge not only to Europe but to the transatlantic alliance as a whole. Can Europe weather the season without another gas crisis after 2006 and 2009? How will this affect Russian-led pipeline projects, such as the expansion of Nord Stream and building South Stream? Can and will the US heIp Europe diversify in the medium-term by exporting US liquefied natural gas?

To address these and other questions, the Atlantic Council will feature three speakers to discuss the latest energy developments in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe, as well as the United States. Matthew Bryza is nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Vladimir Milov is the president of the Institute of Energy Policy in Moscow, and Vaclav Bartuska is ambassador-at-large for energy security of the Czech Republic. The moderator, David Koranyi, is the acting director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.

For more information on Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's visit to the Council and the latest expert insight and analysis on the developing situation in Ukraine, visit our website

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