16 December 2023
16 December 2023

Statement of the YES Board on the European Council’s decision on opening the EU accession negotiations with Ukraine

It is with a truly great delight that, marking a decade since the EU flag was proudly carried around Maydan square, the YES Board welcomes the decision of the European Council to open...
11 September 2023

YES WAR ROOM. The Future is Being Decided in Ukraine. Summary of the Second Day of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) – “YES WAR ROOM. The Future is Being Decided in Ukraine” – was held from September 8-9, 2023 in Kyiv. Over 500 leading politicians, diplomats, businessmen, civil activists and experts from more than 29 countries took part in the conference organized by YES, in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

11 September 2023

Liberating territories, returning people home, bringing war criminals to justice and integrating Ukraine into the Euro-Atlantic community: opinion leaders name criteria for Ukraine's victory

Liberating territories, returning people home, bringing war criminals to justice and integrating Ukraine into the Euro-Atlantic community: opinion leaders name criteria for Ukraine's victory

11 September 2023

Christian Freuding: Germany's support for Ukraine is unwavering

Christian Freuding, the Director of Planning and Command Staff of the Federal Ministry of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany, has emphasised Germany’s continued support for Ukraine.

11 September 2023

Ukraine Is Changing the Approach to Its Diplomacy in Africa – Oleksandr Korniyenko

Ukraine is revising the approaches to diplomacy and communication on the African continent in view of the peculiarities of their political system.

11 September 2023

Despite the Full-scale War, Ukraine Could Fulfill Almost All of Its Obligations Regarding Euro-Atlantic Integration – Olha Stefanishyna

Ukraine has made progress in the process of integration into the European Union and NATO and confirms its promptness to fulfil all the commitments undertaken.

11 September 2023

Our Strategic Goal is the Complete Liberation of the Territory of Ukraine from the Aggressor – Vadym Skybytskyi

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are experienced enough in planning and conducting active offensive to achieve the strategic goal of completely liberating the territory of Ukraine from russian troops.

11 September 2023

The Greatest Threat to the Reconstruction of Ukraine May Be the Fatigue of Western Partners – Danylo Getmantsev

 The fatigue of the global community from long-term support of Ukraine may harm the country’s rapid and effective post-war reconstruction.

11 September 2023

NATO Must Extend an Invitation for Membership to Ukraine at the Next Summit in Washington – Michael McFaul

Next summer, at the summit in Washington, the North Atlantic Alliance must invite Ukraine to its ranks.

11 September 2023

It is Difficult for Europe to Have a Clean Economic Break from Russia – Zanny Minton Beddoes

It is difficult for the European Union to have a clean economical break from russia due to the high demand for its main exported goods.

Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs
Professor, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, 16th YES Annual Meeting, 2019
«Societies have to spend most of their time looking forward.»