Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 4
11:00 AM
ODESAVira Yastrebova, director of the “Shidna Pravozahisna grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Forced russian citizenship and mobilization on the occupied territories, other violations of human rights;
– How punitive bodies of the occupation authorities work;
12:00 PMODESADmytro Pletenchuk, chief of the press service of the “Grim” (Thunder) tactical group (online);Topics of focus:

– Consequences of shelling of Kherson on May 3 – destruction, dead and wounded civilians;
– Counter-battery fighting on the left bank of the Dnipro River;
– Evacuation of civilians and humanitarian situation;
02:00 PMODESANataliya Humenyuk, chief of the Joint Coordination Press Office of the Security and Defense Forces in the South of Ukraine (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Consequences of shelling of Odesa on May 4;
– Threats from the sea and from the occupied territories;
12:00 PM
KYIVTaras Kremin, Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language (in person)

How did Ukraine adhere to the Language Law in 2022?

The briefing will feature the Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language presenting the report on the state of compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of Ukrainian as the State Language” in 2022.
1:00 PMKYIVOleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center (in person)Current energy situation in Ukrain

Topics of focus:

– Energy infrastructure facilities restoration;
– Nuclear power plants and electricity exports;
2:00 PMKYIV– Eduard Arustamyan, Director of the Department at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine (in person);

– Oleksiy Vasyliuk, Head of the NGO Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (in person);

– Bohdan Kuchenko, Climate Departement Expert at Ecoaction (in person);

– Bohdan Vykhor, Executive Director at WWF-Ukraine (online)

– Viktor Shapoval, Director of the Biosphere Reserve “Askania Nova” of (online).
Panel discussion: “Reflection of the effects of war on nature and biosphere reserves, national parks”

Topics of focus:

– How does the occupation affect nature reserves and national parks in southern Ukraine?
– The amount of damage caused to the environment in the occupied regions
– The Biosphere Reserve “Askania-Nova” under occupation – what are the risks?
– How long will it take to restore protected areas after the war, and how difficult will it be?