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Yalta 2023: Planning for Life After the Russian Invasion

In Brussels, Jens Stoltenberg’s answers about Ukrainian NATO ascension deeply frustrated the Ukrainians in attendance. Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Julia Ioffe
May 30, 2023

Last week, I attended two conferences. The first was the Brussels Forum, organized by the German Marshall Fund, on the future of Ukraine. The second, organized by the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, focused on what will happen to Russia. It was a week spent imagining a long-term forecast for both countries at a time when even the present is hard to fathom.