Ukraine’s Resilience Level: Economic, Political, and Security Developments

Ukraine has once again been dominating headlines with the recent build-up and subsequent withdrawal of Russian troops and artillery at the country’s unstable Eastern border. However, the question of security is only one of the many issues facing Ukrainians. Political instability and sluggish economic growth have been accompanying the country in recent years. Additionally, the extraordinary conditions caused by the pandemic have impacted the path to reform.

The Martens Centre, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels, aims to address these issues and discuss the pace and dominant players in Ukrainian developments. Moreover, we will take security questions into account – What impact did the recent Russian military pressure have on Ukraine’s internal and external policies? What assistance can the international community provide? Join us for an engaging discussion!


14:00 Discussants:

  • Michael Gahler, MEP, EPP, Member of AFET Committee
  • Veronika Movchan, Academic Director, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting
  • Yuriy Yakymenko, President, Razumkov Centre

Moderated by:

  • Olena Carbou, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

15:00 End of discussion

Date: 19 May 2021

Time: 14:00-15:00 CET

Platform: LIVE on Facebook

The Conference receives financial support from the European Parliament. Sole liability rests with the organiser, the European Parliament is not responsible for the activity.

The UTTLOB activities under this project are supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.