Upcoming Event: Security Policy in Ukraine – Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, 4 June 2015
12.00-14.00

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event

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The Minsk II agreement is unlikely to deliver the desired results. While Ukraine is shaken by Russian aggression imposed on its territory, its own difficulties with unstable government, corruption and hollowing out of the State also stand in the way of security and stability.

In the context of the Russian annexation of Crimea and the de facto occupation of the Donbass Region, Ukraine and the EU have to reconsider if they have so far given the right answers. Otherwise, Ukraine’s future development will considerably be determined by the Kremlin.

Ukraine desperately needs to stabilise and guarantee security, for which a reform of its national defense is urgently needed. A democratically controlled, defensively aligned army and reliable security structures are a prerequisite in the attempt to achieve a stable state.

Ukrainian experts will unfold their perspectives on security challenges facing the country and how to confront them.

Welcome
Julie Cantalou,
European Affairs Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Speakers
Anatoliy Grytsenko,
Former Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Colonel in Reserve February 2005-December 2007

Ihor Smeshko, Former Head of the Security Service of Ukraine 2003-2005, Advisor to the President of Ukraine, Col. General

Oleksiy Melnyk, Security Expert, Razumkov Centre for Economic and Political Studies, Lieutenant-Colonel

Moderator
Miriam Kosmehl,
Project Director FNF Kyiv

Kindly register for this event until 1 June at http://tinyurl.com/Security-Ukraine Please note that you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.