Roundtable XXI

Assessing the Human Resources of Ukraine’s Armed Forces


October 21-22, 2020


UA Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable XXI: took place on October 21-22 2020 as a ZOOM Webinar.

The conference was the last in a critically important trilogy of UA Quest RT gatherings (2018-20) essentially dedicated to evaluating Ukraine’s military preparedness, particularly in the face of the ongoing occupation of Crimea and ongoing aggression in Donbas by the nation’s northern neighbor.

The primary focus of the event centered on examining the state of readiness of the general personnel in Ukraine’s land, sea and air/air defense forces as well as the capabilities of the senior officers of the said forces.


  • Steven Blank
  • Philip Breedlove
  • Wesley Clark
  • Luke Coffey
  • William Courtney
  • Oleksiy Danilov
  • John Herbst
  • Glen Howard
  • Ben Hodges
  • Ihor Kabanenko
  • Phillip Karber
  • Borys Kremenetsky
  • Jeffrey Magram
  • Robert McConnell
  • Mark Montgomery
  • Viktor Muzhenko
  • Herman Pirchner
  • James Sherr
  • Jill Sinclair
  • William Schneider Jr.
  • Robert Swertfager
  • Vitalijus Vaiksnoras
  • Volodymyr Yelchenko
  • Andriy Zahorodniuk


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • International Republican Institute
  • National Democratic Institute
  • Open World Leadership Center
  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  • Ukrainian National Information Service
  • US-Ukraine Foundation


  • Cleveland Selfreliance Federal Credit Union
  • Heritage Foundation of the First Security Federal Savings Bank
  • Illinois Division of the UCCA
  • Jurkiw Family Foundation
  • Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union
  • Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
  • SUMA (Yonkers) Federal Credit Union
  • Ukrainian National Association


  • Ilan Berman
  • Motryia Chaban
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Katie Fox
  • Andrew Futey
  • Tamara Gallo-Olexy
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Laura Jewett
  • Lewis Madanick
  • Steven Nix
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Mykhailo Sawkiw
  • Walter Zaryckyj


View a recording of Day 2 here


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View the event program here