Ground Truth Briefing: Ukraine and Europe: A Turning Point? | Wilson Center

Ground Truth Briefing: Ukraine and Europe: A Turning Point?

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Despite months of intense wrangling between Kyiv and EU capitals, Ukraine did not sign the EU association agreement during the November 28-29 European Union Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. The eleventh-hour decision could prove to be a turning point for the EU’s integration agenda, for Europe’s relations with Russia, and for the future development of states in the region. On December 2, 2013, in the immediate aftermath of this historic moment, prominent Ukrainian, Russian and German experts provided their on-the-ground commentary and analysis.

The Wilson Center series taps into the resources of former Center Scholars and Fellows who are on the ground in hot spots around the globe and can share their unique viewpoints. This on the record briefing was by invitation only.


  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Andrey Stanislavovich Makarychev

    Central Eurasian Short-term
    Professor, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Dr. Thomas Bagger

    Head of Policy Planning at the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Oleksiy Haran

    Former Regional Exchange Grant
    Professor of Political Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; Research Director, Democratic Initiatives Foundation
  • Matthew Rojansky

    Director, Kennan Institute