Ukraine Diaries: Why Ukraine’s Victory is Crucial for the Future of Global Security

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Ukraine Diaries: Why Ukraine’s Victory is Crucial for the Future of Global Security

9th October 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As Ukraine continues its relentless struggle for survival, many have started debating the potential outcomes of the war. While European allies keep supplying the country with available military and humanitarian aid, including the pledge for long-awaited fighter jets, the United States’s leadership is getting lost in the country’s domestic pre-electoral differences. Aid to Ukraine has become politicised, sparking arguments about the need for negotiations and the prospects of concessions.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to welcome Dmytro Natalukha, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, to talk about why a ceasefire in Ukraine will only prolong war on the European continent, what are the most likely scenarios for the outcome of this war, and how failures to adequately address Russia’s aggression against Ukraine will lead to irreparable consequences to the future of global security.



Dmytro Natalukha graduated as MPhil in International Relations and Politics at the University of Cambridge (UK). He also holds both bachelor’s (BA) and master’s (LL.M) degrees in law from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Before being elected as an MP, Dmytro worked in leading Ukrainian and international law firms, such as “Baker & McKenzie”, “Spenser & Kauffmann”,  “Ilyashev and Partners”, where he specialized in international investments, banking and finance, as well as in litigation.

Dmytro assumed the office of Deputy Country Director of “Right to Protection” – an implementing partner of the UNHCR, where he pioneered the IDPs agenda and was responsible for the establishment of a GR unit. He also worked as the Chairman of the Lymansky district state administration of the Odesa region and upon resignation co-founded and managed “Lead/Augury” – a strategic communications boutique firm specializing in government relations, public relations, crisis communications, branding and political consulting.

In 2019, Dmytro was elected to the Parliament of Ukraine on the “Servant of the People” party list and was voted by his fellow parliamentarians to become the Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Ukraine. In his parliamentary work he focuses on issues of industrial policy, manufacturing, investment climate, international trade, and export promotion.

Dmytro contributes to Ukraine’s activities in foreign policy, being member of the Permanent Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He is fluent in English, Italian, and French languages.

In 2021 Dmytro was listed as one of the “100 most influential Ukrainians in 2021” and one of the “100 most promising Ukrainian politicians in 2021”.



Aliona Hlivco is the Managing Director of The Henry Jackson Society, and a political analyst and foreign policy expert with a background in domestic and international strategic communications, global affairs and geopolitics. She started her career in Ukrainian politics, holding several government positions in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Parliament in Ukraine, focusing on international partnerships, cross-border cooperation, infrastructure, public-private partnerships and decentralisation. She ran eight national and local election campaigns, and coordinated strategy during the 2013-2014 Revolution of Dignity.

She finished her time in Ukrainian politics as an elected member of the regional parliament in 2015-2018 and a chief adviser to the Chairman of Regional Government.

Aliona contributes regularly to the BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, The Telegraph, Monocle, CapX and is a guest lecturer at various academic institutions (Harvard University, Cambridge University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, NYU, London Business School, London UOTC, King’s College London etc) to provide her expertise on Ukraine and global affairs. She is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian, with an intermediate level in German.
She is a recipient of the Order of Merit for her outstanding service and invaluable contribution to the support of democracy in Ukraine during the Revolution of Dignity 2013-2014.

Aliona holds MA in Political Science and MPA from Chernivtsi National University in Ukraine.


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The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to welcome Ukrainian Member of Parliament, Dmytro Natalukha for a discussion with Aliona Hlivco surrounding the urgency of Ukraine’s victory for the West as well as the latest developments on the frontlines. Natalukha began by taking stock of the recent events in Gaza and drawing significant parallels with Putin’s war in Ukraine. Whilst labelling the situation in Gaza as “disgusting and unacceptable,” Natalukha argued that the situation in the Middle East may also become the victim of Russian disinformation aimed at weakening Western morale and support. He argued that the events in Gaza reaffirm the necessity for supporting democracies in the face of authoritarian threats and that ultimately it is this matter that Trump must reflect upon should he return to the US Presidency. Regarding the situation on the frontlines, Natalukha stated that Ukraine must push Russia’s borders back to the 1991 settlement as if Russia continues to claim new as well as hold former Ukrainian land, a potentially dangerous precedent is set for the international community by implying that Ukraine is “okay with land grabs.” The conversation ended with Natalukha thanking the UK for its “unwavering assistance” as well as stating that this war will only end when Putin’s regime loses power.







9th October 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, England, SW1P 4QP
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Dmytro Natalukha MP, Aliona Hlivco


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