The highest priority for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine is our warriors, their lives, safety and dignity. These are the principles Ukraine is building on when developing a new philosophy of attitude towards the military.
Ukraine continues to unite the world around the peace formula of President Volodymyr Zelensky, noted the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, at the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) The Future is Being Decided In Ukraine, organized by YES in partnership with the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation.
The results of Russia’s war against Ukraine will be decisive not only for neighboring countries in the region, but also for the whole world. That was stated by Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University Senior Fellow at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting “The Future is Being Decided in Ukraine”, organised by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Ukraine embodies the hope of human civilization in this war against Russian aggression, while Russia is the reflection of hopelessness, said Timothy Snyder, Yale University professor and specialist in the history of Eastern Europe at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting “The Future is Being Decided in Ukraine”, organized by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
1st Day Summary
“For many in the world, Ukraine is not just a country in Europe that is defending itself against Russian aggression. For many, Ukraine is now a personal moral choice. A choice of what is really valuable to them”, the powerful words of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, at the annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), "The Future Is Being Decided in Ukraine", organized by YES in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Ukraine is now at the centre of history, by which I mean the war in Ukraine is the most consequential in human history. The future of the entire democratic world depends on Ukraine's victory in the war against Russian aggression, stated Victor Pinchuk, founder of the Yalta European Strategy (YES).
On July 14, the Yalta European Strategy (YES) members of the Board held its annual meeting in Kyiv. During the visit they discussed the results of the NATO summit, what Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s full-scale invasion means for Europe, the West and the world and how YES and its upcoming 18th Annual Meeting, planned for September 8-9, 2023, can contribute to the strengthening of international support for Ukraine in defense against Russian aggression.
Statement of the YES board, July 17, 2023