UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Making sense of the new Ukraine-Russia crisis

03 February 2022, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

A mural painting of Ukrainian and Russian flags

A SSEESing NOW event with Oksana Antonenko (Control Risks), Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL SSEES), Orysia Lutsevych (Chatham House) and Professor Andrew Wilson (UCL SSEES). Chaired by Dr Ben Noble (UCL SSEES)

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The growing confrontation between Western governments and Russia centring on Ukraine has emerged as one of the most pressing security challenges of the moment. But commentary and analysis around the issue are markedly varied, with some predicting imminent moves by Russian forces and others resolute in their view that this is mere posturing by Vladimir Putin – or, perhaps, an attempt by the Russian leader to force a new vision of European security on Western governments. Who is right? Is Russia's very strategy to keep us guessing? This panel brings together a distinguished panel of experts to help make sense of what is happening, how we have got to where we are – and what might happen next.  


Oksana Antonenko – Director at Control Risks 

Professor Mark Galeotti – Honorary Professor at UCL SSEES 

Orysia Lutsevych – Research Fellow and Manager of the Ukraine Forum at Chatham House 

Professor Andrew Wilson – Professor of Ukrainian Studies at UCL SSEES 


Dr Ben Noble – Associate Professor of Russian Politics at UCL SSEES 

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