US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit XI

Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card Amidst War – Year Two


June 14, 2023


US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit XI: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card Amidst War – Year Two was held on June 14, 2023 at the ever-elegant University Club of Washington DC.

The forum brought together government and key non-government representatives from Ukraine, Canada, the EU and the US to take measure of Ukraine’s 2022-2023 progress/regress in six traditional categories associated with advanced polities: “democratic governance, mature market economics, energy security, general security, social cohesion and an established yet forbearing national identity” in the face of conflict on her soil.

To facilitate the said examination, the event will run six panel discussions, two highlight focus sessions and a tally-master report. In total, more than two dozen speakers were featured.


  • Margarita Assenova
  • Stephen Blank
  • Phil Breedlove
  • Yaroslav Brisiuck
  • Janusz Bugajski
  • Wesley Clark
  • Ariel Cohen
  • William Courtney
  • Orest Deychakiwsky
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • John M. Falk
  • Diane Francis
  • Daniel Fried
  • Katie Fox
  • Melinda Haring
  • John Herbst
  • Yevhen Hlibovytsky
  • Mykhailo Honchar
  • Richard D. Hooker, Jr. 
  • Glen Howard
  • Adrian Karatnycky
  • Lada Kolomiyets
  • Tom Lang
  • Alexander J. Motyl
  • Steven Nix Esq.
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Roman Popadiuk
  • Myron B. Rabij
  • Nataliia Shapoval
  • Howard J. Shatz
  • Kateryna Shynkaruk
  • Jason Jay Smart
  • Mark A. Thomas
  • Kurt Volker


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


  • Heritage Foundation at First Security Federal Savings Bank
  • Jurkiw Family Foundation
  • Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union
  • SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union
  • The Torielli Family


  • Christine Balko
  • lan Berman
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Katie Fox
  • Andrew Futey
  • Arthur Hryhorowych
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Lewis Madanick
  • Roman Myhal
  • Lesia Orach
  • Steven Nix
  • Tamara Olexy
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Mykhailo Sawkiw
  • Walter Zaryckyj


  • Part 1 of the Livestream can be reviewed and shared here
  • Part 2 of the Livestream can be reviewed and shared here
  • Also available on Facebook here


NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE, “Opportunities And Challenges Facing Ukraine’s Democratic Transition”, Nationwide Telephone Survey, May 10 – 21, 2023

MYRON B. RABIJ, Ukraine Energy Sector Panel: “Energy Sector Report Card”.

THOMAS LANG, “Responsible Market Economics”

LADA KOLOMIYETS, “Why Is Ukraine Winning in the Russo-Ukrainian Information War?”, “A People’s Cyber War: Ukraine’s Digital Folklore and Popular Mobilization”


Photos from the event can be downloaded here


DEYCHAKIWSKY, OREST, The Ukrainian Weekly. June 16, 2023, “The Appalling State of Human Rights and Democracy in Russia-occupied Ukraine.” 


View the event program here