Ukraine-Russia relations show no sign of improving with the countries fighting an undeclared war for over seven years now. Over this time a precarious balance has been established – one where Russia cannot fully achieve its objectives, but also where Ukraine struggles to restore its territorial integrity and suffers from a myriad of threats.
This virtual roundtable looks at Russia’s strategic objectives regarding Ukraine and outline the kind of relationship the Kremlin aims to achieve. Three experienced analysts offer perspectives on the best course or courses of action and assess President Voldymyr Zelenskyy’s strategy in this light.
They also discuss the implications of recent regional security shifts in Belarus and Nagorno-Karabakh and outline the optimal roles for the US and EU in making peaceful co-existence between Ukraine and Russia possible in the medium term.
Nadia Arbatova, Head, European Political Studies Department, Institute for World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Oleksandr Lytvynenko, Director, National Institute of Strategic Studies, Ukraine
James Sherr, OBE, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; Senior Fellow, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute
Chair: Orysia Lutsevych, Head and Research Fellow, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House