Videos of the Sessions of the Security Conference

October 8, 2018

Russia's Hybrid War: From Ukraine to the UK—Common Threats and the Need for Common Responses

Introductory session featuring remarks from the Royal United Services Institute's director Karin von Hippel and a keynote speech from Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Ukraine's Rebirth in the Face of Putin's Aggression

Featuring contributions from:

  • Andrew Wilson, Professor of Ukrainian Studies, University College London SSEES
  • John Herbst, Director, Atlantic Council Eurasia Center
  • Prof. Oleksiy Haran, Research Director, Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Professor at the Kyiv Mohyla Academy
  • Prof. Ihor Burakovsky, Head of the Board, Ukraine Institute for Economic Research
  • Andriy Boytsun, Expert, Civic Platform “Reanimation Package of Reforms”

Ukraine's Diplomatic And Military Responses to Russia's Hybrid War

Panellists include:

  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former UK Foreign Secretary (1995-1997) and Defence Secretary (1992-1995), and former Chairman of the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (2010-2015)
  • H. E. Ambassador Judith Gough, Ambassador of the UK to Ukraine
  • Olena Zerkal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for European Integration
  • Phil Jones, Special Defence Advisor, Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (2014-2018)
  • James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
  • Maj. Gen. Borys Kremenetskyi, Defence Attaché, Air Force Attaché, Embassy of Ukraine to the UK, former Head of Ukrainian Group at the Joint Control and Coordination Centre (JCCC)

Lawfare: Ukrainian Claims Against Russia in International Courts


  • Olena Zerkal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for European Integration
  • Yuriy Vitrenko, Chief Operating Officer, Naftogaz of Ukraine
  • Anders Åslund, Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Eurasia Center
  • Eugene Czolij, Partner at Lavery Lawyers (Montreal, Canada) and President of the Ukrainian World Congress
  • Jeremy Wilson, Partner at Covington & Burling

Summing Up: Coordinated International Responses to the Russian Security Threat—Mobilising International Support for Ukraine and Bolstering the Frontline

A lively discussion among Prof. Jonathan Eyal, International Director of the Royal United Services Institute, Robert Seely MP, Member of the UK Parliament's Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Robert Brinkley Chairman of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Chatham House and former Ambassador of the UK to Ukraine (2002-2006), and Evelyn Farkas, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence and a Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security of the Atlantic Council.