Anna Arutunyan Tuesday Reitano Fedir Sydoruk Mark Galeotti

The Russo-Ukrainian war and the illegal arms trade

A Talk by Fedir Sydoruk , Mark Galeotti , Anna Arutunyan and Tuesday Reitano

About this Talk

This webinar will discuss the report "Peace and Proliferation: The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Illegal Arms Trade" by Mark Galeotti and Anna Arutunyan. The report analyzes the complex issues surrounding the illegal arms trade in Ukraine and its potential implications for the wider region.

The panelists will explore the key findings, insights, and recommendations presented in the report and offer their perspectives on the current situation in Ukraine, offering a deep dive into the drivers of the illegal arms trade, the role of non-state actors, and clandestine supply chains, and the prospects for proliferation after the end of hostilities. 

As suggested in the report, if this issue is not addressed proactively and imaginatively, when the current war ends, Ukraine's battlefields could and will become the new arsenal of anarchy, arming everyone from insurgents in Africa to gangsters in the streets of Europe.

10 May 2023, 02:00 PM

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

About The Speakers

Fedir Sydoruk

Fedir Sydoruk

Field Coordinator UKR-Obs, GI-TOC

Fedir (Fred) Sydoruk is the GI-TOC field coordinator in its Ukrainian observatory. He has worked in investigative reporting for 20 years, concentrating on high-scale corruption and illicit activity.


Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti

Director, Mayak Intelligence


Anna Arutunyan

Anna Arutunyan

Senior Russia Analyst, Mayak Intelligence


Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano

Deputy Director, GI-TOC