Russia’s aggression and a crisis for multilateralism

In conversation with Dmytro Kuleba, minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, about how multilateral organizations struggle to respond adequately to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Members event, Panel Recording
30 March 2023 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM
Chatham House and Online

Russia’s aggression is a crisis for multilateralism

— In conversation with Dmytro Kuleba, minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, about how multilateral organizations struggle to respond adequately to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia pursues this war in defiance of the umbrella organization’s multiple resolutions condemning the invasion, along with its war crimes, annexation of territory, deliberate targeting of civilian nuclear infrastructure, cultural extermination, and global disinformation campaign. 

This event explores the following questions: 

  • How should the response of the UN to Russian aggression be assessed? 

  • What can be done to uphold the guiding principles of the UN Charter? 

  • Is there a ‘UN problem’ or a ‘Russia problem’? 

  • How can trust and the legitimacy of multilateral cooperation be restored in times of strategic rivalry and rising global tensions?

  • Who can drive such an effort? 

  • Is post-Soviet transfer of the UN Security Council seat to Russia a cause of current impunity? 

This event features a live in-person audience in Kyiv as well as in London and online.

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