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One Year Since Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine: The View from Kyiv

February 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

FSI hosts four Ukrainian political and civic leaders for a special discussion open to the public.

February 24 marks the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Though Ukraine has won many battles, the war for Ukraine’s right to exist as an independent, democratic nation rages on, at a very steep humanitarian cost.

To commemorate this important day for Ukraine and the world, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law are honored to host a panel of high-profile Ukrainian leaders currently based in Kyiv for a discussion of the impact of the war on daily life, the global democratic order, and Ukraine’s future.

The panel will be introduced by Kathryn Stoner, the Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and moderated by Michael McFaul, the director of FSI and a former U.S. ambassador to Russia.

The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow and blue.

About the Panelists

Oleksiy Honcharuk served as the 17th prime minister of Ukraine, from 2019-2020

Serhiy Leshchenko is formerly a journalist with Ukrainska Pravda, a member of Ukraine’s parliament, and is an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief of staff.

Oleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights advocate and founder of the Center for Civil Liberties, which was recognized as a co-recipient of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

Oleksandra Ustinova is the People’s Deputy of Ukraine and a member of Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament.

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