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Watch the online stream from the 5th Munich Ukrainian Lunch

On February 19, 2022, Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Yalta European Strategy (YES) will host the 5th Ukrainian Lunch in Munich, titled Europe's Security is Decided in Ukraine and organized on the margins of the Munich Security Conference. It will be available on February 19 at 13:30 (GMT+1) at 

Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, will moderate the discussion with Anne Applebaum, historian and staff writer at The Atlantic, Mircea Geoană, Deputy Secretary General, NATO. Ann Linde, Foreign Minister of Sweden, General James Mattis, former US Secretary of Defence and General David Petraeus, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States. 

Among the participants will also be: Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada; Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence of Sweden; Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, member of YES Board; Jeppe Kofod, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Denmark; Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair, Center for European Policy Analysis, former Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe; Alina Mikhailova, SOS Army volunteer, Russian-Ukrainian war veteran; and Kurt Volker, Distinguished Fellow, CEPA. Selected leaders from politics, business, experts and media from Ukraine and the world will attend the event.

For the fifth time, the Munich Ukrainian Lunch will serve as a platform for global and Ukrainian decision makers to discuss Ukraine’s security and its implications for Europe and the international order. Previous speakers have included Chrystia Freeland, Robert Gates, Richard Haass, Kersti Kaljulaid, Miroslav Lajčák, Edi Rama, and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 500 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high-ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

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