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

Director of CommunicationsEmail: [email protected]Phone: +47 920 54 309Twitter: @dagfedoy
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Lasse Thomassen

Senior AdviserEmail: [email protected]Phone: +47 947 945 61
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Arve Hansen

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