‘An Update on Ukraine and on UK-Ukraine Relations’

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‘An Update on Ukraine and on UK-Ukraine Relations’

7th December 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

16:00-17:00 BST
7 December 2020


Lt. Col. (Ret.) Glen Grant

Defence & Reform Expert, Ukrainian Institute of the Future &

Senior Fellow, Institute for Statecraft, UK

Dr Alan Mendoza

Executive Director, The Henry Jackson Society


The Henry Jackson Society and British-Ukrainian Aid are delighted to announce British-Ukrainian Aid’s Annual Lecture: “An Update on Ukraine and on UK-Ukraine Relations”.

Ukraine is battered by stresses from all sides: war with Russia, the loss of Crimea and much of the Black and Azov Seas, and Coronavirus and its health and financial implications. The relatively inexperienced Zelensky administration has been charged with handling all of this – but how is it coping?

Ukraine security and defence reform expert Lt Col ( Ret.) Glen Grant will attempt to put the current Ukraine environment into context. On Russia, he will explain latest developments in the conflict, the President’s initiatives for Donbas and how Russia is influencing internal politics. He will also touch upon political and legal reform and future social and financial uncertainties. Finally, he will outline the value and challenges for UK defence relations and new developments after the recent visit to the UK of President Zelensky.

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Glen Grant

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Glen Grant, formerly British Army, works as a security and defence reform expert in Ukraine for the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Statecraft, UK. He also currently works with the Ukrainian Parliament as a defence reform and security expert.

Glen graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Joint Staff Defence College at the Royal Naval College Greenwich. During his 37 year military career, he commanded the UK Military Prison and an Artillery battery of 8 tracked guns. He worked on the operational and policy staffs in MOD UK, various army headquarters and Combined Air Operations Centre 5 in Italy. He was Defence Attaché in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

His key work in the last twenty years has been delivering reform and change for defence and security organisations in Europe. He has worked in the defence ministries or armed forces of fifteen European countries including Ukraine, Bulgaria and Poland. In January 2018, Glen published a ground breaking paper on Reform of the Ukraine Military.

He has a Masters degree in the Leadership of Innovation and Change from York St John University in UK. Glen lives in Latvia and is a lecturer in strategy and crisis management at Riga Business School.


About British-Ukrainian Aid

British-Ukrainian Aid supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by aligning UK and Ukrainian efforts.

Assistance is offered to vulnerable individuals who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons and families who have lost their main earners.

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7th December 2020
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