Ukraine v. Russia and the Kleptocrats
Welcome remarks by:
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
A conversation with:
Dr. Alan Riley
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
The Hon. C. Boyden Gray
Boyden Gray & Associates
Dr. Ruth Wedgwood
Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
The Hon. Walter B. Slocombe
Caplin & Drysdale
No country has suffered more from Russia’s renewed interest in redefining European borders than Ukraine: pro-Russian elites have plundered the country’s assets and resources, and Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the Donbas has hobbled Ukraine’s economy and displaced over one million people. In addition, former President Viktor Yanukovych’s kleptocratic regime pilfered Ukraine’s state budget. Ukraine must deploy legal mechanisms to recover state-owned assets stolen by the previous regime and obtain redress from Russia for incurred liabilities. Recouping these losses will bolster Ukraine’s state finances, improve its bargaining position vis-à-vis Russia, and reinforce its sovereignty as an independent nation capable of determining its own position in Europe.
Alan Riley is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Statecraft, Temple Place, London. Dr. Riley was formerly Professor of Law at City Law School, City University, Grays Inn, London. He is a specialist in the field of energy and antitrust law.
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