On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 The McCain Institute, the Atlantic Council, Hudson Institute, and The American Interest hosted a discussion on how the West can help Ukraine overcome challenges from the Minsk agreement and corruption at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators).
The Problems with Minsk and Corruption: How to Help Ukraine
Should We Bury the Minsk Agreement?
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fighting Corruption in Ukraine
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Besieged by the Kremlin’s occupation of Crimea and ongoing aggression in the East, Ukraine is simultaneously weakened by a failure of the ruling elite to tackle corruption. Western leaders have also fallen short in providing vital military, diplomatic, or economic support. Practical anti-corruption measures have yet to be leveraged against Ukrainian figures, while sanctions against the kleptocratic Putin regime and its cronies remain tied to the flawed Minsk agreement.
Attacked by Putin, let down by their own leaders, and shortchanged by the West, the Ukrainian people have nevertheless continued to fight for a free, sovereign, and democratic future. On June 22, we hosted an expert debate on how the West can help Ukrainians emerge from one of their darkest hours.
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Center for European Policy Analysis
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia, Center Atlantic Council