ROUND TABLE | Russia's War Against Ukraine: What is at Stake?

25 February 2022




TIME 10:00 AM (MST, UTC-6) | 12:00 PM (EST, UTC-4) | 7:00 PM (EEST, UTC+3)


Join Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS)  experts for a blitz round table about key issues that have been defining the current geopolitical crisis that has Ukraine at its core: Ukrainian-Russian Relations, Democracy, Sovereignty, Disinformation, and Civic Society.

On 24 February 2022, in clear violation of international law and the established world order, the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, initiated a full-scale war against Ukraine. Russian artillery and warplanes have been shelling and bombarding numerous cities and towns throughout Ukraine. Launching attacks from several directions from the territories of the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Russian-occupied Crimea, Russian troops have crossed Ukraine's borders in an attempt to occupy sovereign Ukrainian territories. The ensuing intense battles have resulted in many casualties, including the deaths of civilians. 

In response to the rapidly unfolding war in Ukraine, the CIUS is organizing a series of blitz round tables (45 minutes) with the participation of in-house and guest experts who will provide information from the ground and analysis wherever possible. 

Join us for the first of the round tables in a series titled “Russia’s War Against Ukraine: What is at Stake?”


Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, CIUS Director

Volodymyr Kravchenko, Director, Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program (CUSP), CIUS

Frank E. Sysyn, Head of the CIUS Toronto Office

Marko R. Stech, Director of CIUS Press and Scholarly Publications

Oleksandr Pankieiev, Editor-in-Chief, Forum for Ukrainian Studies, CUSP 

Moderator: Tania Plawuszczak-Stech, Senior Editor, CIUS