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European Ambassadors to Discuss “Russian Aggression: Exploring the Implications of Putin’s Annexation of Crimea”


Thursday, March 27, 2:45-4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2200
45 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C.

The ambassadors to the United States from Ukraine, Georgia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania will participate in a panel discussion on “Russian Aggression: Exploring the Implications of Putin’s Annexation of Crimea” on Thursday, March 27. The panel includes:

  • Olexander Motsyk, ambassador of Ukraine to the United States 
  • Archil Gegeshidze, ambassador of Georgia to the United States
  • Petr Gandalovi?, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States
  • Žygimantas Pavilionis, ambassador of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico

The discussion is co-hosted by the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America.

The discussion is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact or 202-319-5684. 

MEDIA: Reporters who are planning to cover the discussion are encouraged to register by contacting Catholic University’s public affairs office at or 202-319-5600. 


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