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Recording of the panel discussion: 'Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its implications for migration in the Prague Process Region'

Since Russia’s full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, over 13 million people have been displaced internally and internationally, with over 5 million registered for temporary protection across the EU. The war, solidified by political repressions, also sparked considerable outward migration from Russia. Moreover, the war has affected the social, economic, security, political and demographic realities across the entire region and will define the way forward in the years to come.

You may watch the recording in English and Russian.

This Panel Discussion dwelled on the far-reaching implications of the war on migration across the Prague Process region. Dr Franck Düvell provided an update on the post-war migration scenarios, return prospects and their drivers, developed at the onset of the invasion. Mr Martin Wagner reviewed the legal situation of Ukrainian nationals residing under the Temporary Protection in the EU and outline the possible TP exit strategies after March 2025. Mr Volodymyr Panchenko looked into the evolving situation of Ukrainian IDPs. Meanwhile, Professor Jeff Sahadeo discussed the ramifications of the invasion for other parts of the region, particularly the Caucasus and Central Asia.


  • Franck Düvell (Senior Researcher, Osnabruck University)
  • Martin Wagner (ICMPD Senior Policy Advisor)
  • Volodymyr Panchenko (Doctor of Economics and Partner at KSP Strategies)
  • Jeff Sahadeo (Professor at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Canada)

The Prague Process Repository contains video recordings of all past webinars and policy talks.