Missed MLI’s November event, “Meeting the new security threats in Europe: Hybrid warfare, Russian military expansion, propaganda and cyber war”?
The event, which took place at the Rideau Club in Ottawa on Nov. 17, featured Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze discussing the effects of Russian aggression on her country. The room was filled with representatives of the diplomatic community, academia, government and NGOs.
“We see that those rules and laws that the world has agreed to live under are being challenged basically every single day”, said Klympush-Tsintsadze of the threat her country’s eastern neighbour poses. In an impassioned address, she told of the 10,000 civilians and military killed, 22,500 wounded, 1.7 million people internally displaced, and 20 per cent of the economy wiped out.
A high-level panel assembled by MLI discussed the various challenges facing Canada's allies in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. The panel, which MLI Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar moderated, included:
- Christian Leuprecht, MLI Munk Senior Fellow
- John McKay, Liberal MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
- Karlis Eihenbaums, Latvian Ambassador to Canada
- Andrei Sannikov, former Belarusian presidential candidate and human rights activist
For Postmedia's coverage of the VPM's Ottawa visit click here.