Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman’s Speech Will Close the 2nd Plenary Day of the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting

12 September 2018

On September 15th, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman will close the second plenary day of the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting with a speech on reform and economic development challenges for Ukraine. Stephen Sackur, Presenter, HARDtalk, BBC World News, will moderate the discussion with forum participants.  

The second day of the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting – “The Next Generation of Everything” will focus on various economic, political and security issues of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Participants will discuss the future of Ukraine, the destiny of Minsk agreements in the broad context of the long-term perspectives for Eastern European region, the issue of NordStream 2 in the context of Ukraine’s and Europe’s interests, and the future of Russia after Putin. Special session will be devoted to impact investing and its ability to overcome poverty.

Panelists will include Anatoliy Grytsenko, Leader, “Civic Position” political party; Natalie Jaresko, Executive Director, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Andriy Kobolyev, CEO, Naftogaz of Ukraine; Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the YES Board; Serhii Leshchenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine; Yuri Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine; Bill McGlashan, Founder & CEO, TPG Growth & The Rise Fund; Michael McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014); Mustafa Nayyem, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine; Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Bundestag; Ksenia Sobchak, social leader; John Tefft, Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation; Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times; Yulia Tymoshenko, MP, Chairwoman, The Batkivshchyna Party; Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations; Slava Vakarchuk, Social activist, Musician, CES co-founder, Leader of Okean Elzy; Svitlana Zalishchuk, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine.  

In addition to Stephen Sackur, Carl Bildt, Member of the Board of YES; Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations; Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Senior Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Member of the YES Board; Victor Pinchuk, Founder of YES, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and EastOne Group; and Fareed Zakaria host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS will moderate the discussions.   

The official Twitter handle of the 15th YES Annual Meeting is @yes_ukraine, and participants and followers can include the hash tag: #YESUkraine2018

Partners of 15th YES Annual Meeting:
Arawak Energy
Hillmont Partners
International Renaissance Foundation
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF)

Media partners of 15th YES Annual Meeting:
Dzerkalo Tyzhnya (DT.UA)
European Pravda
Novoye Vremya Strany (NV)
Radio NV
The Kyiv Post

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Andriy Kobolyev
Andriy Kobolyev
CEO, Naftogaz of Ukraine, 15th YES Annual Meeting, 2018
«Nordstream 2 is a much wider problem than just gas matters. That’s about security of Ukraine, it’s a matter of our survival.»