11th year of war – Ukraine: Now more than ever

As the ten-year mark of the Russo-Ukrainian war passes and Ukraine endures more than two years since Russia's full-scale invasion, the struggle for independence and survival persists among the Ukrainian people. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee extends an invitation to a conference on Ukraine, addressing important aspects of the current situation.

Key Questions:

  • What are the main challenges for Ukraine, Norway, and the International Community at present?
  • What are the potential solutions?


09:00 Doors open, coffee/tea, mingling.

09:30 Opening remarks

Berit Lindeman / NHC Secretary General

Oleksandra MatviichukNobel Peace Prize Laureate and Head of the Center for Civil Liberties – video

Lars Ragnar Hansen / Director  for the Section for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and regional organisations at the Norwegian MFA

09:50 Part 1 – Corruption: Getting the Norwegian Aid to Ukraine Right

Ivar Dale / NHC – moderator 

Kateryna Budko / Civil Activist, Head of All-Ukrainian Association AutoMaidan, and Expert in judicial and anti-corruption reforms, public relations

Jorun Sigrid Nossum / Director of the Nansen Support Programme for Ukraine at Norad

Kjartan Tveitnes / Managing Director of the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC)

Panel discussion

11:00 Part 2 – Sanctions: Stopping Russia’s War

Arve Hansen / NHC – introduction 

Margarita Lyutova / Russian economic journalist

Aage Borchgrevink / Senior Adviser, NHC

Olena Halushka / The International Center for Ukrainian Victory (ICUV)

12:00 Light lunch, coffee/tea, mingling 

12:30 Part 3 – Accountability: Pursuing Justice for Russia’s War Crimes

NHC’s  Documentation and Accountability Hub – Video

Stanislav Aseev / Ukrainian writer and human rights activist – Video-interview

Lene Wetteland / NHC in conversation with Olha Reshetylova / Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR)

13:30 Concluding remarks

Berit Lindeman / NHC

Join us for this insightful examination of Ukraine’s challenges and collaborative discussions on viable solutions!

The event will also be streamed on Facebook

Contact us


Dag A. Fedøy

KommunikasjonssjefE-post: [email protected]Telefon: +47 920 54 309
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Lasse Thomassen

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Arve Hansen

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