Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Week Nineteen

The Military Situation, Future Perspectives for Ukraine, and the West’s Strategy
30 June 2022
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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Week Nineteen

Last week, while the slow advance of Russia’s invading forces continued in the eastern part of the country, Ukraine – along with Moldova – was granted EU candidate status by the European Council. This hugely important achievement notwithstanding, war-torn Ukraine faces many immediate challenges, including securing funding for its reconstruction. Meanwhile, at their summit meeting at Schloss Elmau, the G7 countries tried to increase their countermeasures against Vladimir Putin’s Russia by, for example, entertaining the idea of a price cap on Russian oil.

In our last briefing before taking a summer break, we will discuss the likely evolution of the war and Ukraine’s prospects as an EU membership candidate. We will also assess the ability of Germany, the EU, the United States, and their allies to stay the course in both countering Russia’s belligerent actions and withstanding Moscow’s countermeasures, including in the energy sector.


Dr. Guntram Wolff Director, Bruegel; Incoming Director, DGAP (as of August 2022)

Rebecca Harms Former Member of the European Parliament (EP) from 2004 to 2019 for the Greens/European Free Alliance; Former Chairwoman of the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly (the EP’s parliamentary forum with Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan)

Dr. András Racz Associate Fellow, Defense and Security Program, DGAP

Moderator: Dr. Henning Hoff, Executive Editor, Internationale Politik Quarterly

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