SDC "Ukraine-NATO: Diagnosing the Partnership". Photos

11:19 17.06.15
Institute of World Policy organized the final session of the Strategic Discussion Club on June 17, 2015. The topic was "Ukraine-NATO: Diagnosing the Partnership".

The public debate on Ukraine’s security brought together prominent Ukrainian and European security experts, Ukrainian government representatives, diplomats of EU Member States and NATO.

Viktor Shlinchak, Chair of the Board of the Institute of World Policy, and Øystein Bø, State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence

Jon Elvedal Fredriksen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine

Igor Dolhov, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine on European integration issues, and Marcin Koziel, Director of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine

Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the Institute of World Policy, presented the results of regional public debates “The EU, NATO…What will Ensure Ukraine’s Security?”, which were held in 6 cities in Eastern and Southern Ukraine.

The participants got a unique opportunity to hear the opinions and recommendations of the experts from Kharkiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv how to strengthen national security of Ukraine.

Serhiy Sydorenko, chief in editor of the European Truth (moderator), James Sherr, Associate Fellow at the Chatham House, and Volodymyr Ohryzko, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2007-2009)

Iulian Chifu, President of the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Centre (Romania)

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Canada in Ukraine Roman Vashchuk

Bjorn-Olav Knutsen, Principal scientist at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishmen, and Mykola Sunhurovskyi, Director of military programmes at Razumkov Center

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to Ukraine Ion Stavile

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to Ukraine Arja Makkonen

Furthermore, the IWP has presented an analytical paper “Ukraine-NATO: Diagnosing the Partnership” – result of joint efforts of the international and Ukrainian security experts.

James Sherr, member of the IWP's Supervisory Board, and Leonid Litra, Senior Research Fellow at the IWP

Strategic Discussion Club Project is conducted with the support of the Embassy of Norway in Ukraine and in partnership with the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine.

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