This is a reminder for the next GB Russia Society talk:
Please note, that to take account for the time difference between London and Kyiv, the start time of this talk will be 18:00 (not the usual 19:00).
Sarah Lain at 18.00 pm, Thursday, 15 October
After six years of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, there has been little progress on political agreement towards sustainable conflict settlement. Although President Volodymyr Zelensky has taken an approach unlike his predecessor’s, the Minsk process still faces challenges. In her talk, Sarah Lain offers an update on the situation in eastern Ukraine and developments in the conflict resolution process. She assesses tactics used by both Ukraine and Russia in terms of conflict settlement and provides a sense of what could be done to stabilise the situation beyond the Minsk Agreements and process.
Sarah Lain is a Kyiv-based research adviser with a Swiss conflict-mediation organisation. An alumna of the University of Cambridge, she previously worked as a Russia and Eurasia research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), where she continues to be an associate fellow.
The speaker will address the Society for around 45 minutes, and this will be followed by a half-hour question and answer session. When participants join, we request that they mute their microphones for the whole talk. During the question and answer session, anyone wishing to ask a question, should click on the ‘Raise hand’ icon that will be visible on the screen and wait to be invited by the chairman to speak. They would at that point, unmute their microphone.