Event Details

As the world watches and waits to see how events in Ukraine unfold, join our moderator Ryan Chilcote (PBS NewsHour) as he talks live to reporters on the ground via Zoom.

Find out first-hand what's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border as tensions mount. What's fuelling momentum for war in Ukraine?

Both in-house and online tickets available to purchase.


  • Ryan Chilcote (Journalist and Moderator)

    Ryan Chilcote

    Journalist and Moderator


    Ryan Chilcote is an award-winning broadcaster, presenter, and journalist. As special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, Chilcote divides his time between reporting, video production, documentaries, and media training.

    Ryan served as a business correspondent and presenter at Bloomberg Television and a CNN International Correspondent.

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  • Melissa Bell (Correspondent at CNN)

    Melissa Bell

    Correspondent at CNN

    Melissa Bell is a correspondent for CNN currently in Kyiv joining us online.

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  • Abdujalil Abdurasulov (Video Journalist at BBC News)

    Abdujalil Abdurasulov

    Video Journalist at BBC News

    Abdujalil Abdurasulov is a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC primarily focusing on Ukraine, Russia/the former Soviet Union. He will be joining us online.

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  • Maryana Drach (Journalist at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

    Maryana Drach

    Journalist at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    Maryana Drach is the RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service director. She is based in Kyiv, joining us online.

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  • James Waterhouse (Correspondent at BBC)

    James Waterhouse

    Correspondent at BBC

    James Waterhouse is the BBC's Kyiv correspondent. He will be joining us online.

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  • Elena Chernenko (Journalist at Kommersant)

    Elena Chernenko

    Journalist at Kommersant

    Elena is a special correspondent and head of the International Section at Kommersant newspaper. She will be joining us online from Moscow.

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  • John Kluver (Journalist)

    John Kluver


    John Kluver has covered the former USSR since 1991. He was a CNN cameraman in Russia and a Journalism Instructor in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. He will be joining us online from Kharkiv.

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  • Sergey Brilev (Anchor/Journalist at RTR)

    Sergey Brilev

    Anchor/Journalist at RTR

    Sergey Brilev is a Russian journalist and TV anchor.

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General Admission

These tickets are for an in-house event on the second floor and grants you access to the Club for the evening in Paddington London.

Standard Price £15
Member Ticket

These are available to full paying members only the nominal £5 fee is redeemable for a drink voucher on the evening.

Primary Member Price £5
Student Ticket

Please bring a valid student ID

Standard Price £10
Online Ticket

Online participation via ZOOM link for this In House Event, for a nominal donation.
Ask questions by raising your virtual hand or submit questions in advance.

Primary Member Price Complimentary
Standard Price £5