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Kremlin Aggression in Ukraine: Seeking Restitution for Private Property Seized and Destroyed
March 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Kremlin Aggression in Ukraine: Seeking Restitution for Private Property Seized and DestroyedWelcome and Introduction: Ambassador John Herbst Director, Eurasia Center Atlantic Council Keynote Address: Mr. Dmytro Shymkiv Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Government of Ukraine via Skype Panel 1: The Commercial Damage Wrought by the Kremlin’s Seizure of Crimea and War in Donbas Dr. Anders Åslund Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center Atlantic Council Mr. Jock Mendoza-Wilson Director of International and Investor Relations System Capital Management Holdings Mr. Paul Thomas Partner and President IRE USA Inc., IRE UKRAINE, LLC Moderated by: Ms. Melinda Haring Editor, UkraineAlert Atlantic Council Panel 2: Seeking Compensation in the Courts Dr. Alan Riley Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center Atlantic Council Dr. Eugene Czolij President; Senior Partner Ukrainian World Congress; Lavery, de Billy, LLP Mr. Steve Nicandros Non-Executive Chairman Frontera Resources Dr. Paula Stern Board Director; Founder and Chairwoman Atlantic Council; The Stern Group, Inc. Moderated by: Ambassador John Herbst Director, Eurasia Center Atlantic Council Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators) for a timely discussion of Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine and to see if and how Ukraine, Ukrainians and other holders of Ukrainian property can use the court system to seek restitution for their property losses. Over the last few years, Moscow’s occupation of Crimea and hybrid war in Donbas have led to the destruction and the forfeit of many billions of dollars of Ukrainian commercial and private property. The Kremlin’s “occupation” of Crimea and war in Donbas are flagrant violations of international law, and their destruction and taking of commercial and private property represents a particular violation that has not received sufficient attention. These actions, for instance, violate the Russia-Ukraine bilateral investment treaty, which requires the Russian Federation to respect Ukrainian-owned assets, including those in Crimea. The Atlantic Council is assembling a panel of experts to look at this particular element of Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine. Register/RSVP to attend.