February 28, 2023

We Stand with Ukraine

Demonstrators with Ukrainian and Estonian national flags gather for a rally in support of Ukraine, in Tallinn, Estonia, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022.
Demonstrators with Ukrainian and Estonian national flags gather for a rally in support of Ukraine, in Tallinn, Estonia, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022.

Today, Ukraine is defending Europe. We will stand with Ukraine until the Kremlin is stopped and held to account.

Russia’s War in Ukraine has lasted over a year and has fundamentally changed the security environment in our region, Europe and the whole world. ICDS will continue to help to understand the events, make sense of developments, and reflect on what might and should happen next.

Recent ICDS publications and articles on Russia’s war in Ukraine:

The Stolen Children: How Russia Attempts to Kidnap Ukraine’s Future by Tetiana Fedosiuk

A Year Into Russia’s Full-Scale Aggression Against Ukraine – Some Relevant Takeaways by Kalev Stoicescu

Let Us Not Deceive Ourselves: Western Unity Is Fragile by Kristi Raik

Why Russia Went to War: A Three-Dimensional Perspective by James Sherr OBE and Igor Gretskiy

Building European Security Against Russia – A View From Estonia by Kristi Raik and Martin Hurt:

In our Foreign Policy magazine Diplomaatia (in Estonian):

Indrek Kannik: Neli punkti Euroopa julgeoleku kindlustamiseks

Kristi Raik: Lääne habras ühtsus

Vassilis Nedos: Millal sõjatuuled enam Vahemerel laineid üles ei piitsuta?

Follow our social media and this website for our reactions and commentary, and for our publications. Our experts will help you to understand the war’s evolution, to make sense of particular developments, and to appreciate the implications for national, regional, European, transatlantic, and global security. They will also work hard to make recommendations for what can be done to help Ukraine now and after the war, and how to defeat Russia.

Indrek Kannikdirector of the ICDS
Areas of expertise: NATO, transatlantic relations, US relations, European defence, Russia and Eastern Partnership
Languages: English, Estonian

Dmitri Teperikchief executive of the ICDS
Areas of expertise: informational and psychological resilience; Russian influence activities in Estonia and Ukraine; interdependencies between communication and behaviour; Ukraine’s national security and resilience
Languages: English, Russian, Estonian

Tomas Jermalavičiushead of studies
Areas of expertise: defence strategy and planning; regional defence cooperation; disruptive technologies, defence industry and innovation; societal resilience; energy security
Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian

Kalev Stoicescuresearch fellow
Areas of expertise: Russia and Russia-related issues, including regional security, defence and deterrence
Languages: English, Russian, French, Romanian, Estonian

Igor Gretskiyresearch fellow
Areas of expertise: Russia; Russia’s foreign policy towards Ukraine and Poland; political transformation in central and eastern Europe
Languages: Russian, English, Polish, Ukrainian

Kristi Raik, deputy director / Head of Foreign Policy Programme
Areas of expertise: Estonia’s foreign, security and EU policy; Europe in the changing global order; EU foreign and security policy; EU-Russia relations; Eastern Partnership; Finland’s foreign and security policy
Languages: English, Finnish, Estonian

James Sherr OBEsenior research fellow
Areas of expertise: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and European security
Languages: English, Russian, French

Sanshiro Hosaka, research fellow
Areas of expertise: Soviet/Russian propaganda and covert actions; Western academia and agents of influence; Soviet/Russian intelligence; historical memory of Ukrainians
Languages: Japanese, English, Russian

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ICDS has worked to support Ukraine’s security and democratic transformation for many years. We are proud and honoured to have made many friends in this great country, and to have helped them build and strengthen their nation through the Resilient Ukraine programme.

Ukraine needs our help to defend itself. You can donate, volunteer for NGOs, or host war refugees.

In Estonia: click here to see all possibilities to donate, support financially, provide other necessary assistance or volunteer in Estonia.

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Слава Україні! Героям слава!

The ICDS team

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