International support for Ukraine has been historic with people around the world rallying for the country as it defends itself from Russia’s invaders. Despite significant mobilization of relief organizations and manpower to deliver humanitarian aid to the Ukrainians who need it most, some of the aid is not being delivered—medical supplies especially are getting stuck in transit or in storehouses outside of Ukraine.
What can be done to unlock critical humanitarian aid and move it quickly to where it needs to go in Ukraine? Are there key mistakes being made by well-intentioned donors that can be corrected? How can suffering populations in devastated places like Mariupol be helped?
Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, moderates a conversation with Michael Bociurkiw, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Hlib Shamal, co-founder and head of IT for Spivdiia, Andrey Stavnitser, founder of Help Ukraine Center, and Olga Stefanishyna, deputy prime minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
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Europe in crisis
War in Ukraine
In February 2022, Moscow launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine after a months-long military build-up, threatening the country’s sovereignty and its future. This existential moment for the country follows the 2014 Maidan revolution, a nexus for Ukraine’s Europe-focused foreign policy and reform efforts. The ensuing Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea, aggression in Ukraine’s east, and Kremlin disinformation efforts, cast a shadow over Ukraine’s independence.
UkraineAlert Jan 4, 2024
To defeat Putin in a long war, Ukraine must switch to active defense in 2024
By embracing a strategy of active defense in 2024, Kyiv can achieve the twin goals of preventing any major Russian advances and creating conditions that strongly favor Ukraine in what is increasingly a war of attrition, writes Mykola Bielieskov.
UkraineAlert Jan 2, 2024
Ukraine’s wartime economy is performing surprisingly well
By Anders Åslund
The Ukrainian government is to be congratulated for its considerable accomplishments on the economic front while defending itself against Europe’s largest invasion since World War II, writes Anders Åslund.
UkraineAlert Dec 21, 2023
Putin scents historic victory amid growing signs of Western weakness
By Peter Dickinson
Recent indications of growing Russian confidence in victory over Ukraine owe much more to Western weakness than to the Kremlin’s own military might, writes Peter Dickinson.