This week TDC hosted a meeting between Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Commander of the Airborne Assault Forces Maksym Myrhorodskyi and Gustav Gressel, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations think tank.
The discussion touched upon the questions of the possible areas where Germany could provide assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and Ukrainian Air Assault Forces in particular.
TDC is honored to take part in setting up the event and discussing the needs and perspectives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the battle against Russia.
Maksym Myrhorodskyi – Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Commander of the Airborne Assault Forces of the AFU. 43 years old, he was the first to become a full knight of the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi for his participation in the Russian-Ukrainian war. He took part in the battles for Sloviansk, the defense of Donetsk Airport, and the battles for Debaltseve. Since 2018 he was serving as the commander of the 95th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade. In 2021, he was appointed commander of the Airborne Assault Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Gustav Gressel is a senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Berlin office. His topics of focus include Russia, Eastern Europe, and defense policy. He is the author of numerous publications regarding security policy and strategic affairs and a frequent commentator on international affairs. His opinions have appeared in media such as the New York Times, the Guardian, Die Welt, NZZ, Bild, the Diplomat, New Eastern Europe, Foreign Policy, Gazeta Prawna, Rzeczpospolita, Kyiv Post, the Moscow Times, Capital, the Telegraph, the Economist, Newsweek, Deutsche Welle, RTL, al Jazeera, TVP, TRT, Polskie Radio, RFI, FM4, Ukraine Today, and Radio Free Europe.