Ground Truth Briefing: Ukraine at a Crisis Point

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After violence swept over Kyiv the last few days leaving dozens dead and hundreds wounded, opposition leaders have apparently reached an agreement with President Viktor Yanukovych to try to halt the rapidly escalating crisis. The past weekend brought further tough negotiations and a decision is expected about whether and when to hold early parliamentary and presidential elections, now scheduled for March 2015. What are the prospects for further compromise from both sides, leading to a sustainable, peaceful resolution? Join us by phone to discuss the current state of affairs with prominent experts and Kennan Institute alumni on the ground in Ukraine.

Photos on the Maidan taken by former Kennan Scholar Victor Stepanenko.

Speakers

  • Olexandr Bohomolov

    Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Science, Kyiv, former Fellow, Kennan Institute
  • Yuriy Matsiyevsky

    Former Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar
    Associate professor at Ostroh Academy
  • Tetiana Maliarenko

    Former Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Grant
    Professor, Donetsk State University of Management
  • Matthew Rojansky

    Director, Kennan Institute