Yatsenyuk at the discussion KBF: COVID-19 – this is another “black Swan”

Ukraine should find way out of crisis and become stronger, says politician

The President of Ukraine and the government must abide by the reforms agenda and take decisive steps to overcome the various crises, and to fight for a better future of Ukraine, which should become part of the family of the European Union and NATO.

This was stated by the Prime Minister (2014-2016), the founder of the Foundation “Open Ukraine” and the Kiev security forum Arseniy Yatsenyuk during an online discussion KSE may 15.

He noted that in the future we will see a number of “black swans”: “COVID-19 – this is another “black Swan”. There is a crisis, and we must find a way to overcome this crisis and emerge from it stronger than before”.

The politician stressed that he “remains very optimistic”: “In 2014, even most of our friends were not sure about the future of Ukraine. All were afraid that Ukraine would be conquered by the Russian Federation. But this has not happened and never will happen.”

The founder of KASE stressed that the road to a better future of Ukraine “will not be smooth”: “it’s difficult to achieve, but the current President and the current government must respect the reform agenda. They have to make drastic moves in order, on the one hand, to overcome the various crises facing us, and with another – to fight for a better future of Ukraine, which should become part of the family of the European Union and NATO.”

“Everything is in our hands. Trust and faith in the future, values, faith in our ability to achieve each goal we set for ourselves,” – said Yatsenyuk.

We will remind, earlier on KBF Yatsenyuk said that today the implementation of Minsk, in Russian interpretation will be a catastrophe for Ukraine.

The theme of the current discussion, KFB, organized by the Fund of Arseniy Yatsenyuk “Open Ukraine” – “Who fight against global democracy?”

Participants of conversation were:

American journalist, Pulitzer prize winner Anne Applebaum;

German political and social activist, member of the European Parliament in 2004-19 years Rebecca harms;

American diplomat, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, coordinator for sanctions policy of the United States during the administration of President Obama Daniel fried;

British journalist and author, visiting senior fellow of the Institute of global Affairs, London school of Economics Peter Pomerantsev;

philosopher, Director of analytical projects “Internews-Ukraine”, chief editor of the initiative “UkraineWorld” Vladimir Ermolenko.

Moderator – Daniel Lubkivskyy, the former Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, member of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation “Open Ukraine”.

Kyiv security forum is the leading international forum of Ukraine to discuss problems of peace and security. Founded in 2007.