23 January 2017: Svitlana Zalishchuk to give a lecture marking 25 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Ukraine

Event Announcement

The British Ukrainian Society is delighted to confirm that our next event will commemorate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Ukraine, and 25 years since the establishment of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine in the UK Parliament.

Marking the occasion, Sir Gerald Howarth MP and Svitlana Zalishchuk MP, Chair and Co-Chair the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Ukraine and the United Kingdom respectively, will comment on the parliamentary dimension of diplomatic relations.

Organised in conjunction with the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK and the APPG on Ukraine, the event will take place on 23 January 2017 at 7pm in the Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster SW1A 2LW.

The visitors will also be able to enjoy a photographic exhibition courtesy of the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve. “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra: Past and Present” includes twelve images featuring the Lavra at different times throughout history along with unique architectural objects, fragments of ancient paintings and interiors of the Lavra churches. This exhibition is facilitated by the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK.

We are grateful to our sponsors, Sayenko Kharenko and James Butterwick Fine Arts, who will very generously put on a reception after the speeches with fantastic wine provided by Kolonist.

This two-year British Ukrainian Society series of lectures in the spheres of politics and culture is run in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine. It aims to give anyone interested in Ukrainian affairs an opportunity to hear from British and Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, authors, artists and experts from various professions who are in some way involved in noteworthy work relating to Ukraine.

The lectures are held approximately every two months in London at Portcullis House where the offices of British Members of Parliament and their staff are located. Each lecture offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions, and networking receptions are also planned in the future.

Spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to at your earliest convenience. Due to tight security and the potential for queues, we would advise you to allow at least 30 minutes to enter Portcullis House; a map and further instructions will be sent in due course to those who RSVP.

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Svitlana Zalishchuk’s profile

Svitlana Zalishchuk has been a Member of the Parliament of Ukraine since October 2014. She is Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the United Kingdom, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Head of the Sub-Committee on European and Euro-Atlantic Relations.

Svitlana was an active leader of the EuroMaidan movement in 2013. Her organisation, Centre UA, coordinated the biggest Facebook Page (Euromaidan) in Ukrainian history, which played a critical role in the Revolution of Dignity. Svitlana is a member of the Democratic Alliance political party.

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