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Posted on: October 11, 2022

MacArthur Memorial to Host Lecture and Q&A on the Russian-Ukrainian War

NORFOLK, Va. – On Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. the MacArthur Memorial will host Ukrainian Air Force Colonel Hennadiy Kovalenko. Colonel Kovalenko will present a public lecture entitled “The Russian-Ukrainian War: Recent Developments, Strategic Perspectives & American Assistance.” This 30-minute briefing will cover the history of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, it’s recent developments, proposed strategy for the future, as well as a history of American military assistance to Ukraine since 2014. A question-and-answer period will follow the briefing. 

Kovalenko served in various positions in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian War, he deployed at the operation area and was responsible for coordinating international assistance within the framework of the Multinational Joint Commission of Military Cooperation and Defense Reform. He is currently serving as Ukraine’s Partner National Liaison Representative and a staff officer at the NATO HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, VA. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact the MacArthur Memorial at 757-441-2965. 


About the MacArthur Memorial: The MacArthur Memorial was founded in 1964 as a museum and library dedicated to the life and times of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, who is buried in the Memorial’s rotunda with his wife Jean. The City of Norfolk operates the Memorial in close partnership with the nonprofit General Douglas MacArthur Foundation. It averages over 50,000 visitors per year and is open free of charge. For more information, please visit


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