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Building Resilience: The Russia-Ukraine War and Security Challenges for Ukraine and Europe

The Norwegian Defence University College and the National Defence University of Ukraine proudly presents the conference video from the third joint Security Conference, Oslo 31 October 2023.

The conference brought together distinguished experts, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to examine the multifaceted aspects of security in the wake of the Russian war in Ukraine, focusing on the Ukrainian experience and lessons learned. 

Building resilience is a critical endeavor in today's world, where emerging threats and modern warfare demand innovative approaches. Ukraine and Europe have experienced firsthand the devastating consequences of the Russian war, which highlights the urgent need to enhance security measures and minimize vulnerabilities. By examining the Ukrainian experience and the lessons learned, this conference aimed to identify key factors that contribute to resilience and explore practical solutions. 

The conference delved into the ever-evolving landscape of modern warfare, including the use of hybrid tactics, cyber warfare, disinformation campaigns, and the incorporation of emerging technologies. By exploring these aspects, we can gain valuable insights into the nature of conflicts and develop effective defense mechanisms. 


Conference video

The conference video is a compilation of the conference speeches.


0:00:09 Opening remarks, Tom Røseth

0:03:30 Opening speech Chief of Norwegian Defence, General Eirik Kristoffersen

0:15:00 Speech by Brigadier General Anatolii Pavlikovskyi,

Keynote: The Russian war on Ukraine and its implications on Europe’s security structure
0:19:48 Alina Frolova
0:40:09 Yevgenia Gaber

A Total War? Armed Forces and civil resistance in Ukraine
0:55:00 CHAIR Ingerid Maria Opdahl
0:56:00 Ukraine's Path to "Total Defence", Anatolii Pavlikovskyi
1:12:43 Civil-military cooperation, Tobias Sæther
1:24:05 Ukrainian and Russian strategy/way of war/operations and tactics, Palle Ydstebø
1:39:13 Wagner's role in the war, Tor Bukkvoll

The Information Front
1:54:18 CHAIR Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv
1:55:57 Documentation from the ground, Andrey Dubchak
2:05:55 Russian information campaigns, Karen Anna Eggen
2:19:33 The formation of nation resilience in Ukraine, Oleksandr Peredrii
2:36:36 Lessons learned from Ukrainian strategic communication, Iryna Izhutova

And what about the future? From war to a stable European security architecture
3:10:24 CHAIR Tobias Sæther
3:11:41 Russia´s war against Ukraine: Not just yet another war, Sven G. Holtsmark
3:24:03 The future for the Black Sea region and Crimea, Alina Frolova
3:37:02 Turkey's role in the war moving forward, Yevgeniya Gaber
3:47:05 NATO and Ukraine: Security aspects on integration, Nina Andriianova

4:23:55 Closing speech, Director Volodymyr Mirnenko

4:28:44 Closing remarks, Tom Røseth

Photo Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.jpg
The national flag brought to the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) on the daythe Act on Independence of Ukraine was adopted. August 24, 1991.


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