Friends of Slovakia invites you to join a webinar entitled “Russia Invades Ukraine: Implications for Slovakia” on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST (16:00 to 18:00 CET).

As Ukraine suffers from an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces that will likely bring immense human suffering, the world’s democratic leaders are taking action to hold Russia accountable. Additionally, Slovakia and others are expressing solidarity with ordinary Ukrainians and providing them with necessary humanitarian assistance. Europe is on the brink of war, and the United States has strongly confirmed its Transatlantic commitments.

To help us understand these developments, a panel of leading experts will review the most important political, social, economic, and foreign-policy implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for Slovakia and beyond. Among the topics they will cover are public opinion in Slovakia. What do people think about NATO, Russia, and the United States in the context of Russian and other disinformation? The panel will also examine the impact of the invasion on the current governing coalition and response of its opposition on the domestic affairs and Slovakia’s international standing and relations; the potential for a refugee crisis in Slovakia, and what the future holds for Slovakia’s economy, among other issues. 

Opening remarks:

H.E. Radovan Javorčík, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States of America


Oľga Gyárfášová, Associate Professor, Comenius University, and collaborator of the Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava 

Andrej Matišák, Deputy Chief of Foreign Desk and Reporter at Pravda daily newspaper, Slovakia 

Radovan Ďurana, Analyst, Iness, Slovakia

Welcoming Remarks: Kenneth J. Bombara, Chairman, Friends of Slovakia

Moderator: Thomas W. Skladony, Director, Friends of Slovakia

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