US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit X Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card Amidst War


June 16 2022


US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit X: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card Amidst War, convened live (with the Covid menace having receded on the 16th of June, 2022, at the University Club of Washington, D.C. The forum reassembled distinguished government and key non-government representatives from Ukraine, Canada, the EU and the US to evaluate Ukraine’s 2021-2022 progress/regress in six categories: “robust democratic politics, developed market economics, ever greater energy security, ever greater general security, viable social cohesion and an established national identity” while encumbered with an existential conflict within its borders (a full scale Russian invasion)


  • llan Berman
  • Margarita Assenova
  • Stephen Blank
  • Mariana Budjeryn
  • Janusz Bugajski
  • Wesley Clark
  • Luke Coffey
  • Ariel Cohen .
  • Eliot Cohen
  • William Courtney
  • Orest Deychakiwsk
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Katie Fox
  • Volodymyr Havrylov
  • John Herbst
  • Hanna Hopko
  • Glen Howard
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Natalie Ann Jaresko
  • Adrian Karatnycky
  • David J. Kramer .
  • HE Oksana Serhiyivna Markarova
  • Alexander J. Motyl
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov
  • Steven Nix
  • Roman Popadiuk,
  • Michael Sawkiw
  • James Sherr OBE
  • William Taylor
  • Mark A. Thomas
  • Morgan Williams
  • Walter Zaryckyj


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


  • Heritage Foundation at 1st Security Federal Savings
  • Jurkiw Family Fund
  • Self Reliance NY FCU
  • SUM Yonkers FCU


  • Christine Balko
  • Pavlo Bandriwsky
  • Ilan Berman
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Katie Fox
  • Andrew Futey
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Lewis Madanick
  • Roman Myhal
  • Steven Nix T
  • Tamara Olexy
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Mykhailo Sawkiw
  • Walter Zaryckyj


US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit X

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Summit Opening Session – Ambassador of Ukraine to the US Oksana Markarova

9:20 AM – 9:50 AM Highlight Focus Session I

Theme: Why a Free, Prosperous & Stable Ukraine Still Matter – UA Perspective

Chair: Mykola Hryckowian [DC Bureau Director/Center for US-Ukrainian Relations]

Featured Speaker: MG (ret) Volodymyr Havrilov [Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine]

9:50 AM – 11:15 AM Panel Discussion I

Theme: Robust Democratic Politics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. William Taylor [United States Institute of Peace]


  • Steven Nix [International Republican Institute]
  • Katie Fox [National Democratic Institute]
  • Jonathan Katz [German Marshall Fund]
  • David Kramer [George W. Bush Institute]
  • Adrian Karatnycky [Atlantic Council of the United States]

Issues to Consider:

  • Fair Elections
  • Effective Political Parties
  • Strong Civil Society
  • Free Media

11:25 AM – 12:50 PM Panel Discussion II

Theme: Developed Market Economics & Energy Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. William Courtney [RAND Corporation]


  • Morgan Williams [U.S.-Ukraine Business Council]
  • Ariel Cohen [International Tax and Investment Center]
  • Margarita Assenova [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov [University of Pittsburgh/Kyiv School of Economics]
  • Natalie Jaresko [Aspen Institute/FOMB-PR]

Issues to Consider:

  • Sensible Fiscal & Monetary Policy
  • Proper Business Development Paradigm
  • Improved Energy Production
  • Improved Energy Transport/Distribution Capacity
  • A Plan for Post War Reconstruction

1:15 PM – 2:40 PM Panel Discussion III

Theme: Ever Greater General Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. John Herbst [Atlantic Council of the United States]


  • Luke Coffey [Heritage Foundation]
  • Glen Howard [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Mariana Budjeryn [Harvard University]
  • Stephen Blank [Foreign Policy Institute]
  • Gen. (ret.) Wesley Clark [SACEUR 1997-2000]

Issues to Consider:

  • Adequate Human Resources for Defense – Land, Maritime and Air
  • Effective National Security Leadership – Civilian & Military
  • Sound ‘National Security’ Doctrine • End Game Plan for the War

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM Highlight Focus Session II

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—US Perspective

Featured Speaker: James Sherr OBE [Senior Fellow/EE International Center for Defence and Security]

3:20 PM – 4:45 PM Panel Discussion IV

Theme: Viable Social Cohesion & An Established National Identity – Assessing UA’s Progress/Regress

Moderator: Amb. Roman Popadiuk [Diplomacy Center Foundation]


  • Orest Deychakiwsky [Transatlantic Task Force for Ukraine]
  • Hanna Hopko [ANTS/Rada Foreign Policy Committee Chair 2014-2019]
  • Alexander Motyl [Rutgers University]
  • Janusz Bugajski [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Mark Thomas [La Salle University]

Issues to Consider:

  • Stable Inter-Ethnic & Inter-Faith Relations
  • Stable Regional and Class Relations
  • A Sense of a Common History
  • A Sense of a Common Future

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Highlight Focus Session III

Theme: How the US Can Best Help Ukraine Free Stable and Prosperous

Chair: Michael Sawkiw, Jr. [Director/Ukrainian National Information Service]

Featured Speaker: Dr. Eliot Cohen [Director, Merrill Center for Strategic Studies/SAIS Johns Hopkins]

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Tallying the Final Grades – Webmaster Andrij Dobriansky [UCCA]

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Patrons Reception – American Foreign Policy Council


Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)
Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card
Jun 16, 2022


View the full program here.