Webinar. Russia's invasion of Ukraine: impacts throughout Eastern Europe and responses of the EU

Russia's invasion - or better called Putin's - has become a terrible war, with the Ukrainians sustaining impressive resistance against the huge Russian firepower. The outcome at this stage remains totally uncertain. Our webinar on 16 March, organized within the framework of the “3 DCFTAs” Project, CEPS in cooperation with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, will take stock of where the war will have got to.


It will hear the views of independent experts from all six Eastern Partnership states plus Russia. First, it will be to hear 'live' the accounts from our Ukrainian partners, and then a comment from our (truly independent) Russian colleague. The impact on the European Union and its multiple responses (sanctions against Russia, military supplies to Ukraine, 1.5 million refugees welcomed so far) will also be reviewed.


The event will be open to audience participation in Q&A session.



  • Veronika Movchan, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kyiv
  • Artem Remizov, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kyiv
  • Denis Cenusa, Expert-Grup, Chisinau
  • Tamara Kovziridze, Reformatics, Tbilisi
  • Benyamin Poghosyan, Political Science Association of Armenia, Yerevan
  • Shahla Ismayil, Women Association for Rational Development, Baku, Steering Committee EaP CSF
  • Andrei Yahorau, Centre for European Transformation, Minsk, EaP CSF
  • Andrey Makarychev, University of Tartu

With the participation of: 

  • Steven Blockmans, CEPS, Brussels
  • Tinatin Akhvlediani, CEPS, Brussels
  • Ghia Nodia, Ilia State University, Tbilisi
  • Kornely Kakachia, Georgian Institute of Politics, Tbilisi
  • Iulian Groza, Institute for European Policies and Reforms, Chisinau



  • Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS


Date: March 16, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 CET

Platform: ZOOM



This event is free and open to the public.

We kindly ask you to register in English by March 15, 2022.

The number of online participants is limited. However, the live stream of the event will be available on the Facebook pages of “3 DCFTAs” Project and EaP CSF.


Webinar Instructions:


Please connect to the event 5 minutes prior (9:55) to allow time for technical assistance and troubleshooting. Questions to the panellists should be addressed in Q&A chat.

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