Ukraine is now in its sixth year of conflict and all parties claim they want peace. In December 2019, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Vladimir Putin, President Emmanuel Macron, and Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a way out of the conflict. Most experts thought Zelenskyy upheld Ukraine’s negotiating priorities well. However, in early March, a controversial proposal was floated to bring in representatives from the Russian-backed territories into the trilateral working group, which has been a red line for Ukraine. But this agreement was not signed. Why not, and what does Kyiv plan to do next? How can Kyiv bring Moscow to the table while holding its ground?
H.E. Dmytro Kuleba
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ambassador William B. Taylor
Vice President, Strategic Stability and Security, United States Institute for Peace
Member of Parliament, Verkhovna Rada;
Founder, Reformist “Voice” political party
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council;
Managing partner, Myrmidon Group LLC
Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
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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.
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