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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


The CUS Conversation series: Conversation with Ambassadors Melinda Simmons and Vadym Prystaiko


On Wednesday 28 October 2020 (17:00 | GMT) you are cordially invited to join the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies conversation with Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine, and Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom.

The online conversation is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Please join us by registering at:    

On 8 October 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Volodymyr Zelenskyi of Ukraine signed the ‘Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement’ to strengthen UK cooperation in political, security and foreign matters with Ukraine, while also securing continued preferential trade for businesses and consumers. Cambridge Ukrainian Studies welcomes Melinda SIMMONS, British Ambassador to Ukraine, and Vadym PRYSTAIKO, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, to discuss the landmark agreement and UK-Ukrainian relations in an online conversation.

Dr Olenka Pevny, Director CUS, will welcome and introduce the speakers and Andrii Smytsniuk, LTO in Ukrainian, will lead the interview

The event will be held in English and will be followed by a Q&A session.

Please do register for the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies conversation on Wednesday 28 October 2020 and any of the other events throughout the year (further information can be found on our news pages and social media). These talks are given by leading experts from the University of Cambridge and beyond. We hope to see you online at one of these exciting events.