During the discussions, representatives of state institutions, the diplomatic corps, the government, and NGOs considered prospective scenarios for the deployment and resolution of the Russian war against Ukraine in the information, energy, and migration dimensions.
ModeratorNadija Afanasieva, director ofUkrainian Institute for International Politicsemphasized the need to pay attention to future relations of Ukraine with neighboring countries, as well as options for building cooperation at various levels - parliamentary, diplomatic, civil society.
Valery Chaly, Chairman of the BoardUkrainian Crisis Media Center, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the USA (2015-2019), noted the importance of regional aspects of cooperation in the subregion. He noted that Ukraine expects more decisive actions from international partners.
Giorgi Goletiani, Senior Counselor of the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine, spoke about the support of Georgia. The speaker noted that the full-scale war highlighted the fragility of security in our region, and European and Euro-Atlantic integration is the only means to protect Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova from threats in the region.
Marko Shevchenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova noted the transformation of the public communication of the Moldovan leadership regarding the war. According to him, the country remains vulnerable in terms of information: the influence of Russian propaganda is still huge. In the terms of energy, Moldova is actively looking for alternative sources of energy, including from Ukraine.
Volodymyr Omelchenko, director of Energy Programmes of theРазумков Центр, shared his vision of the energy dimension. He noted that synchronization with the European ENTSO-E system helped Ukrainian energy companies compensate for the damage caused by russia during a full-scale invasion. Currently, electricity ranks 3rd among all types of Ukrainian exports.
In matters of energy security, it is important to develop an optimal solution to stimulate the development of green energy, and at the same time not to exceed costs, notedIhor Dolgov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Georgia (2017-2022). Regarding the issue of migration, he emphasized an important task after our victory: to make life in Ukraine attractive both for Ukrainians who were forced to leave the country and for foreign specialists who will help in the reconstruction and improvement of Ukraine.
Ukrainian MPs also took part in the discussion.Oleksandr Merezhko, the chair of the Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation emphasized that February 24 was the moment of truth, when we saw who is our true friend and who decided to take a waiting position.Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the chair of the committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Ukraine's Integration into the EU, stressed the importance of Euro-Atlantic and European integration dimensions of security.
Colleagues from the project "Unresolved conflicts of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. A common vision of the EaP and the EU for reconciliation and confidence-building in the region"Angela Gramada(ESGA),Ion Manole(Promo-LEX) andLasha TugushiEuropean Initiative - Liberal Academy Tbilisi.