Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been fought on multiple fronts over the last two years, including against Ukraine’s energy sector, which has been strategically targeted in efforts to optimize harm to the civilian population. Despite Moscow’s cruel efforts, Ukraine, with help from allies, has kept its lights on, securely transited gas to European markets, and at times, exported electricity to its western neighbors.

In observance of International Women’s Day, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center is hosting a public, virtual event to showcase how women are driving climate and energy security action against the backdrop of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. This discussion will feature leaders in Ukraine’s public and private energy sectors and civil society, who will discuss how they continue to make progress on decarbonization, energy security measures, digitalization, regulatory reforms, and European integration despite Moscow’s ongoing aggressions. The speakers will explore opportunities for transatlantic engagement and cooperation across Ukraine’s energy sector, including feasibility studies, pilot projects, and new investments in Ukraine. 

This conversation will take place virtually and will be broadcast on YouTube, X, Facebook, and LinkedIn. To receive the event information, please register using the form on this page. Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s Women’s History Month programming here.

Keynote remarks

Victoria Gryb
Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Subcomittee on Energy Security


Anna Ackermann
Policy analyst, IISD
Board member, Ecoaction

Olena Aleksandrova
Manager, Insulate Nikopol project
Insulate Ukraine

Yuliia Burmistenko
Head of International Affairs

Yulia Rybak
Co-Head, German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership Secretariat,
Adviser to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine

Olena Pavlenko
DiXi Group

Moderated by

Olga Khakova
Deputy Director, European Energy Security
Atlantic Council

The Global Energy Center develops and promotes pragmatic and nonpartisan policy solutions designed to advance global energy security, enhance economic opportunity, and accelerate pathways to net-zero emissions.

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