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UWC to co-host panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Ukraine’s NATO membership

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July 5,2024 382
UWC to co-host panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Ukraine’s NATO membership

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), together with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), is organizing a panel discussion following the NATO Summit in Washington, D.C.

The discussion will feature John Herbst, former US Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2006) and Senior Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center; Nico Lange, former head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s office in Ukraine and Senior Fellow at the Munich Security Conference; and Kurt Volker, American diplomat and former US Ambassador to NATO, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations (2017-2019).

Last summer, the Allied nations chose not to offer Ukraine a direct invitation to join the Alliance, instead settling on a vague promise to invite it to the Alliance “when allies agree and conditions are met.” The lead-up to this year’s summit was marked by speculation and advocacy around taking bolder steps to enhance NATO-Ukraine cooperation in ways that make clear Ukraine would eventually join the Alliance,” wrote the organizers.

Experts plan to examine the summit’s response to Russian aggression and discuss how to ensure and fulfill collective security commitments to Ukraine and, consequently, the security of the Euro-Atlantic community.

The event is scheduled for July 12 at 11:00 AM local time in Washington, D.C., at 1030 15th St NW, 12th floor. Details are available at the link.

The online broadcast will be available here.

Earlier, the Ukrainian World Congress launched an ongoing advocacy campaign, #UkraineInNATO, and invites all Ukrainian communities, organizations, Ukrainians, and friends of Ukraine worldwide to participate in this initiative.

The UWC advocacy campaign aims to bolster support for Ukraine and advocate for an invitation to join NATO, under the slogan “Make NATO Stronger — Invite Ukraine.”

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