What will it take for Ukraine’s Victory


March 1, 2024

On this episode of Defence Deconstructed, David Perry speaks to LGen (ret'd) D. Michael Day about two years of full scale invasion of Ukraine and the path forward. Then, Jill Sinclair speaks to Peter MacKay, MGen Greg Smith, and Andriy Zagorodniuk about the efforts necessary to bring Ukraine to victory.

The second part of this episode is recording is from a roundtable that took place in Ottawa, and was made in partnership with the Ukrainian Embassy to Canada. This event was also made possible thanks to Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Hanwha Ocean and Defence, Cenovus, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

This event is part of a series funded by the Department of National Defence’s MINDS program. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the government of Canada, the Department of National Defence, and the MINDS Program.

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  • LGen (ret'd) D. Michael Day is a CGAI Fellow.
  • Peter MacKay is former Minister of National Defence.
  • MGen Greg Smith is the Director General, International Security at the Department of National Defence.
  • Andriy Zagorodniuk is a former Ukrainian Minister of Defence and the founder of the Centre for Defence Strategies.


  • Dr. David Perry is President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Jill Sinclair is Canada's representative to the Ukraine Defence Reform Advisory Board.

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