The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began with the annexation of Crimea and support for separatist movements in two eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, has now culminated in a direct full-scale military assault on the entire country. This is certainly the most important development in European history since 1989. In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine right now, to assess the deeper roots of Russian policy, and the options open to the West, the Centre for Geopolitics is convening an emergency panel of regional, military and other experts.

Confirmed speakers:

Brendan Simms (chair), Director of the Centre for Geopolitics

Charles Clarke, Former Home Secretary and Co-founder of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme at Cambridge

Rory Finnin, Associate Professor of Ukrainian Studies, University of Cambridge

Bridget Kendall, Master of Peterhouse and former BBC Diplomatic Correspondent

Edward Stringer, Air Marshal, Director-General UK Defence Academy

All welcome, including walk-ins on the day.

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