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Ukraine’s Democratic Reforms Hang in the Balance: What Is the Way Forward?

2 April 2020
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Discussants

  • Yurii Kamelchuk, Deputy for “Sluha Narodu” faction, Vekhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • Roman Lozynskyi, Deputy for “Holos” faction, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Action Center
  • Hlib Vyshlinsky, Executive Director, Center for Economic Strategy

Moderators

  • Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, Frontlines of Democracy Initiative, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington
  • Orest Deychakiwsky, Board Vice-Chair, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
  • Bruno Lete, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels
  • Oleksandr Sushko, Executive Director, Renaissance Foundation

Please join the Transatlantic Task Force on Ukraine (TTFU) for its 8th meeting and 2020 inaugural event focused on Ukraine’s democratic and anti-corruption reform agenda as we close in on Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s first year in office. Given the recent reshuffle of President Zelenskyy’s government in the midst of the unfolding global economic crisis and coronavirus outbreak, TTFU will review ongoing Ukrainian reform efforts including good governance, judicial reforms, the rule of law, combatting corruption, and promoting economic development. Please note due to the coronavirus this event will take place virtually in Washington, Kyiv, and Brussels with participants joining from across Europe and North America.

The task force was established in October 2018 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) Democracy and Civil Society Task Force and Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) with support from several civil society organizations in Ukraine, including the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. The main focus of the task force is to provide a real-time platform for stronger U.S., European, and Ukrainian engagement and information sharing among policymakers, opinion-makers, and civil society organizations on political, economic, and security issues affecting Ukraine, its democratic transition, and engagement with Western partners. Given the state of global, regional and domestic challenges, including the coronavirus, facing the U.S., Europe, and Ukraine, the mission of TTFU is more important than ever to strengthen the transatlantic partnership with Ukraine and the region that continues to confront threats and hostile activities by Russian President Putin.

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and in order to enable a wider audience to participate in this discussion, we invite you to join us via webinar. You may register by clicking this link.

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