The Gorchakov Fund and Institute of Economics RAS held expert roundtable “Ukraine – Russia. 2020”

14 July 2017

On July 14, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Find in cooperation with Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences held expert roundtable “Ukraine – Russia. 2020”.


Top Russian experts on Ukraine from Lomonosov Moscow State University, MGIMO, IMEMO, IE RAS and other organizations took part in the event.


Main aspects of the Ukrainian crisis, the conflict in Donbass and Russia-Ukrainian relations were discussed at the roundtable. During the first part of the event, the conversation was focused on public policy issues. The participants covered social and migration problems as well as foreign policy aspects caused by the Ukrainian crisis and the war in Donbass, assessed the domestic political situation in Ukraine and attitude of the population of the country.


The second session was dedicated to economic, trade and political issues. The experts discussed current state and prospects for trade and economic relations within triangle Russia – Ukraine – the EU and interests of Russia and the European Union in the Ukrainian energy sector.

The roundtable ended with a free discussion, during which recommendations regarding the issues considered were made.