Changes in Ukrainian foreign policy since February 2022 and perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe

One year on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the war still rages. The recent decision taken by Germany, the United States and other NATO member states to send tanks to Ukraine indicates that we are entering a new phase in the conflict. 

With this in mind, the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) hosted a roundtable of experts on Ukraine to discuss the role of Ukraine in the region and changes in the foreign policy of Ukraine since the invasion. 

The roundtable was also a chance to reflect on February’s Ukraine-EU summit as well as to mark the publication of the book “Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe: Kyiv’s Foreign Affairs and the International Relations of the Post-Communist Region”. In attendance were some of the book’s contributors, who offered their insights into Ukraine’s role in Central and Eastern Europe.  


Welcome address 

Alisa Muzergues, Program Coordinator, Eastern Europe and Central Asia – International Development Law Organization 

Harald Stranzl, Ambassador/National Coordinator EUSDR, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria and member of the IDM board 


Federica Mangiameli, Stream Manager for Defense and Security, GLOBSEC  

Sebastian Schäffer, Managing Director, IDM  

Andreas Umland, Analyst, Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS)  

Moderation: Melanie Jaindl, Research Associate, IDM

You can watch the discussion here: