Washington, D.C.—You are invited to participate in the online discussion, 'Is Ukraine's Negotiating Position Changing?" organized by the Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C., which will start at 12:30 pm EST, USA, on Thursday, April 9, 2020. For more information: https://atlanticcouncil.org/event/ukraine-negotiating-position/ 

Ukraine is now in its sixth year of conflict and all parties claim they want peace. In December 2019, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Vladimir Putin, President Emmanuel Macron, and Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a way out of the conflict. Most experts thought Zelenskyy upheld Ukraine’s negotiating priorities well.

However, in early March, a controversial proposal was floated to bring in representatives from the Russian-backed territories into the trilateral working group, which has been a red line for Ukraine.           

But this agreement was not signed. Why not, and what does Kyiv plan to do next? How can Kyiv bring Moscow to the table while holding its ground?

H.E. Dmytro Kuleba,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine
More info: https://mfa.gov.ua/en/persons/dmytro-kuleba 




          1) Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Reformer and member of parliament, Holos political party

          2) Adrian Karatnycky, Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Managing Partner-Myrmidon Group LLC

          3) Ambassador William B. Taylor, Vice President, Strategic Stability and Security, United States Institute of Peace

          4) Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council


Orysia Lutsevych, Research fellow and manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House


To receive online attendance information and to join the call, please register at: https://atlanticcouncil.org/event/ukraine-negotiating-position. You will be able to join via web, desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web.

USUBC NOTE: Ambassador William Taylor and Ambassador John Herbst serve as Senior Advisors to U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., www.USUBC.org