U4U Webinar “Together until Victory: Western Military Support for Ukraine”

2024-01-22 | Events, Expert publications, Political initiatives

United for Ukraine organized a webinar “Together until Victory: Western Military Support for Ukraine”, which took place on 24 January, Wednesday, at 15:00-16.30 CET (Brussels local time) remotely on Zoom.

The recording of the webinar is available here.

As we approach the third year of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine and Western values, it is time to take stock of what the West has done so far in terms of military assistance and how it intends to honour its commitment to support Ukraine.

It is clear that only Ukraine’s total military victory can lead to long-term sustainable peace on the European continent, which is in the ultimate interest of the West and all democracies. Continued and effective military support from the West is crucial to achieving military objectives. This means that Ukraine’s partners must ensure burden-sharing in military assistance, increase production of equipment and ammunition, and closely coordinate their longer-term financial and assistance plans.

In-depth strategy papers on what is needed on the path to Ukraine’s victory have been recently published by 3 Committee Chairmen of the United States House of Representatives ‘Proposed Plan for Victory in Ukraine; by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia ‘Setting Transatlantic Defence up for Success: A Military Strategy for Ukraine’s Victory and Russia’s Defeat’, as well as analyses by Rose Gottemoeller and Michael Ryan ‘Ukraine Has a Pathway to Victory in Foreign Policy; Roman Sohn and Ariana Gic ‘Western Policy for Russia’s Strategic Defeat; and MEP Andrius Kubilius ‘On the Reality of War’ and 2024 And Beyond: A Rationally Optimistic War Scenario’.


Kristjan MÄE, Director, Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Estonia, co-author of the strategy paper

Ariana GIC, political and legal analyst, Director, Direct Initiative International Centre for Ukraine, Canada

Linas LINKEVIČIUS, Deputy Head of the Chief Executive’s Policy Office, European Defence Agency

Yehor CHERNIEV, MP, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Ivanna KLYMPUSH-TSINSTADZE, MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee of Ukraine’s integration to the EU of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, former Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (2016-2019)

Urmas REINSALU, MP, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2019-2021, 2022-2023), Estonia

Moderator: Andrius KUBILIUS, MEP, Coordinator of the United for Ukraine Network

Q&A session.