The Atlantic Council is pleased to invite you to a virtual discussion on “Strengthening the transatlantic response to Russian aggression.” This event will take place in Warsaw but will be streamed live on Wednesday, February 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET / 14:00hrs to 15:00hrs CET.
Russia’s amassing of over 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders, its joint military exercises with Belarus, as well as its hostile rhetoric and provocative behavior undermines the security of not only Ukraine but of the whole Euro-Atlantic region. In light of these developments, the United States has increased its troop deployments to Central and Eastern Europe, several European allies are supplying arms to Ukraine, and parliaments are introducing sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Now many in the West increasingly warn of prospects for a new Kremlin offensive against Ukraine.
This panel aims to unpack how the transatlantic response can be strengthened as Moscow’s hostilities endure, while providing a unique perspective on the issue from an ally on the frontlines. We hope that you will be able to join us for this timely conversation.
The Honorable Mark Brzezinski
US Ambassador to the Republic of Poland
His Excellency Marcin Przydacz
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher
Co-Chair, Three Seas Initiative Programming, Atlantic Council; Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Poland
Dr. Sławomir Dębski
The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Center for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Coordinator, Ukrainian Endowment for Democracy Initiative Group; Chief Executive Officer, GoGlobal NGO
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