11th year of war Ukraine: Now more than ever

We mark the 11th year of war in Ukraine and 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion. We discuss challenges and solutions.

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As the ten-year mark of the Russo-Ukrainian war passes and Ukraine endures more than two years since Russia's full-scale invasion, the struggle for independence and survival persists among the Ukrainian people. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee invites to a conference on Ukraine, addressing important aspects of the current situation.What are the main challenges for Ukraine, Norway, and the International Community at present? What are the potential solutions?


09.00 – The doors open, mingling, and coffee/tea

09:30 – Opening remarks from NHC Secretary General Berit Lindeman and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oleksandra Matviichuk.

09.45 – Corruption: Getting the Norwegian Aid to Ukraine Right

The first panel discusses challenges and solutions regarding the Norwegian aid to Ukraine through the Nansen program.

Our panelists bring diverse perspectives to the table: Kateryna Budko, representing the all-Ukrainian volunteer movement, AutoMaidan, offers grassroots insights. Jorun Sigrid Nossum, Director of the Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine at Norad, provides a donor’s perspective. While Kjartan Tveitnes, Managing Director of the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC), shares insights from a business perspective.

11.00 – Sanctions: Stopping Russia’s War

In our second panel, we delve into the ongoing effectiveness of sanctions against Russia.

Aage Borchgrevink from the NHC sheds light on the challenges of sanction circumvention. Margarita Lyutova, a Russian economic journalist, offers insights into the impact of sanctions on Russia's economy. Lastly, Olena Halushka from The International Center for Ukrainian Victory (ICUV) shares strategies for managing frozen Russian assets abroad.

12.00 – Light lunch

12.30 – Accountability: Pursuing Justice for Russia's War Crimes

Our program's third segment focuses on accountability efforts and war crime documentation led by NHC and its partners. We begin with an interview featuring Ukrainian writer and human rights activist Stanislav Aseev, who shares his firsthand experience as a victim of torture in the Russian-occupied territories of Donbas. Following this interview, we engage in a discussion with Olha Reshetylova from NHCs Ukrainian partner, Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR), to explore their efforts to document war crimes in Ukraine.

13.30 – Concluding remarks by NHC Secretary General Berit Lindeman.

Join us for this insightful examination of Ukraine’s challenges and collaborative discussions on viable solutions!

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