The Future of Ukraine

The PDU is hosting a panel debate on the future of Ukraine in the House of Lords. Sir Tony Brenton, Andy Hunder, Anton Shekhovstsov and Orysia Lutsevych will offer their views on what lied ahead for the country.

Child waving Ukraine flagRecent developments in Ukraine have seen a complete reorientation of its domestic political order. Internationally the country finds itself caught between the interests and offers of its larger neighbours, the European Union to the West and Russia to the East. In many ways the country is thus at a crossroads, with developments rapidly unfolding. At a point in time when all eyes are set on perhaps he most important political development in the post-Soviet world, the question arises as to what lies ahead for Ukraine and its neighbours. In a panel discussion, centering on the implications of the Euromaidan developments in Ukraine and abroad, four experts on Ukrainian, as well as Russian affairs will shed light on what lies ahead for the country and the region. The debate will evaluate European and Russian responses to the Ukrainian crisis, and assess potentials and opportunities for a new Ukrainian government.

Sir Tony Brenton

Sir Tony Brenton is a former British diplomat who, amongst many other placements throughout his career, served as the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Russia from 2004-2008. He is currently a fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Andy Hunder

Andy Hunder is the director of the Ukrainian Institute in London. His extensive knowledge and experience of the Ukrainian public sector make Hunder one of the leading experts on the country’s government relations and public affairs.

Anton Shekhovstsov

Anton Shekhovstsov is a Ukrainian researcher at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He is the editor of the book series “Explorations of the Far-Right”, and an expert on radicalism in Ukraine and Russia.

Orysia Lutsevych

Orysia Lutsevych is a research fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. She has a wide-ranging knowledge of Ukraine, with particular expertise in its foreign policy and relationship with the European Union, as well as domestic civil society development.

The event will be chaired by Lord William David Trimble.


If you want to attend this event, please register at citing your name and affiliation.

Update: The event will now be chaired by Lord William David Trimble.

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Date(s) - 14/03/2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


House of Lords Committee Room 3
Palace of Westminster
London SW1A 0AA
United Kingdom

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