Online Expert Chat, 12 August 2022Ukraine’s residing in Europe’s ‘grey zone’ has in many ways contributed to Russia’s invasion and caused a deep crisis in European and global security. The Budapest memorandum proved insufficient and is viewed by many as a model of how security guarantees should not look like. Non-membership of Ukraine in NATO and EU turned out to rather weaken than strengthen Europe’s security. Russian invasion has started a war which now seems very difficult to end. However, any attempts to do so would require addressing the issues of Ukraine’s security. Credible and effective guarantees are likely to become a necessary component of any formal agreement. But security guarantees engage risks and costs. Will it be possible to find a solution?
Why Europe should also be interested in security guarantees for Ukraine?
Why should any state take risks of providing security guarantees for Ukraine?
What’s the best format for securing Ukraine?
Can Russia be a credible security guarantor for Ukraine?
Dr Yevgeniya Gaber, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council in Turkey (Ukraine)
James Rogers, Co-Founder and Director of Research, Council on Geostrategy (United Kingdom)
Dr Andras Rasz, Associate Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations (Hungary)
Iuliia Kazdobina, Head of the Ukrainian Foundation for Security Studies (Ukraine)
Moderator – Dr Mykola Kapitonenko, Co-Editor at UA: Ukraine Analytica, Associate Professor at Kyiv Institute of International Relations, Ukraine
The event is organized by UA: Ukraine Analytica. This project is supported financially by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.