Deutsches Forum Sicherheitspolitik

#DFS2023: A Decisive Phase of the War: Military and Political Perspectives for Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainische Soldatinnen und Soldaten bewaffnet und in Kampfbekleidung stehen angetreten in einer Reihe; ein Soldat steht im Vordergrund.

Every Thursday morning at 8:30, DGAP’s Research Institute brings together experts and high-level guests to discuss the latest developments in geopolitics. As part of the the DFS 2023, the morning briefing on 25 May will focus on the Russian war against Ukraine.

First, it will discuss expectations for the long-anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive. Second, it will assess the internal stability of Putin’s regime and the role of Prigozhin’s Wagner Group. Then, the briefing will focus on the West: While Western support has been indispensable, there are signs of war fatigue across the Atlantic alliance. How could NATO’s relations with Ukraine evolve after the next summit of its heads of state and government that will take place in Vilnius this July?

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The morning briefing is provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik - German Council on Foreign Relations.


  • Alina Frolova, Former Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine; Military Analyst
  • Dr. András Rácz, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology, DGAP
  • Dr. Stefan Meister, Center Head, Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology, DGAP

Chair: Guntram Wolff, Director and CEO, DGAP

Date: Thursday, 25 May 2023, 08:30 - 09:30 CEST (Berlin)
Format: Online discussion via Zoom
Language: English
Registration: Please click here for your registration via ZOOM.

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