Ukraine’s ‘Report Card’ on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections

A special edition UA Quest Special Edition RT: Ukraine’s ‘Report Card’ on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections took place on Sept 19-20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The conference fused the envisioned work of the first US-UA Leadership Summit with CUSUR’s flagship UA Quest forum series to take measure of Ukraine’s recent progress/regress in six categories: “robust democratic politics, developed market economics, viable social cohesion, ever greater energy security, ever greater general security and an established national identity”. The forum’s ‘Pre Election Report Card’ in its final and verified version is located below.

Speakers included:

Ilan Berman Lewis Madanick
Andrew Bihun William Miller
Steven Blank Olexander Motsyk
Ariel Cohen Steven Nix
William H. Courtney John O’Keefe
Paula Dobriansky Jan Pieklo
Nadia Diuk Herman Pirchner
Derek Fraser Leonid Polyakov
Bohdan Futey Oleh Rybachuk
Philip Gordon Edilberto Segura
Tamara Gallo-Olexy James Sherr
Jonas Grätz Keith Smith
John Herbst Oleksandr Sushko
Yevhen Hlibovytsky Borys Tarasyuk
Laura Jewett Andreas Umland
F. Stephen Larrabee Volodymyr Viatrovych
Lubomyr Luciuk Morgan Williams
Borys Kushniryk  


American Foreign Policy Council Open World Program/Library of Congress
Center For US-Ukrainian Relations Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation [PAUCI]
Embassy of Ukraine to the United States Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
International Republican Institute Ukrainian National Association
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Ukrainian National Information Service
National Democratic Institute Ukrainian Weekly


American Foreign Policy Council Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union Self Reliance [NJ] Federal Credit Union
Self Reliance [Cleveland] Federal Credit Union SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union
Heritage Foundation at 1st Sec. Fed. Savings Bank Ukrainian Defense Consultants
Zenowia & George Jurkiw Ulya & Marko Suprun

Steering Committee:

Please note the UA Quest Roundtable Steering Committees are listed here.


Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oleksandr Motsyk’s word of welcome
Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon’s keynote
The NDI Pre-Election statement [submitted by NDI Eurasia Regional Director Laura Jewett]

A statement by Julia Tymoshenko [submitted by Former UA FM Borys Tarasyuk]

CHESNO Chair Oleh Rybachuk’s information packet
Center for Security Studies/ETH Zurich Research Fellow Jonas Grätz’s presentation
Center to Research the Liberation Struggle in Ukraine Director Dr. Volodymyr Vyatrovych’s featured remarks

Report Card Proper:


Kyiv Post
VOA video report [Opening Remarks Dinner]
VOA video report [Forum]
UkraineBusiness report


The event's program

Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.


Important RT Afterthought:

Chatham House Senior Fellow James Sherr’s article in World Today