Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
June 6
10:30 AM
ODESAOleksandr Gordienko, vice president of the Boxing federation of Odesa region (in person);

Olena Rabchuk-Krylatova, head of the social support committee of the Boxing federation of Odesa region (in person);

Oleksandr Pryschepa, chief secretary of the Boxing federation of Odesa region (in person);

Roman Sikora, deputy chairman of the social support committee for the provision of assistance to vulnerable groups of the population and the military in the field of housing and communal services at the Boxing federation of Odesa region (in person);

Dmytro Bohomolov, deputy head of the social support committee for rehabilitation of military at the Boxing federation of Odesa region (in person);
Topics of focus:

– Humanitarian support and work on rehabilitation and decompression of servicemen;
– How can boxing and martial arts help veterans recover?
– Cooperation with higher education institutions for the military to get education and new professions;
11:00 AMODESAVira Yastrebova, lawyer, director of the NGO “Shidna Pravosazahisna Grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Crimes of the occupiers in the occupied territories;
– How Ukrainians are forced to become russian citizenship;
– Humanitarian and security situation;
– Forced mobilization
11:40 AMODESANatalia Humenyuk, Head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine (in person);

Topics of focus:

– The explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam – current situation;
12:00 PMODESAYuriy Kruk, head of the Odesa military district administration (in person);

Topics of focus:

 – Partial access to the Black Sea coastal areas within the city of Chornomorsk under the legal regime of martial law;
– The implementation of the Joint executive order of the Odesa regional military administration and the operational military group “Danube” on some measures to prepare for partial access to the Black Sea coastline within the city of Odesa under the legal regime of martial law
12:40 PMODESAVadyslav Balynsky, head of NGO “”Green Leave” (Zeleny List) (online)

Topics of focus:

– The explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam –  ecological outcomes
01:00 PMODESAVitaliy Matveev, attorney, chairman of the board of the NGO “Prozhektor” (Spotlight) (in person);

Ivan Tereshchuk, director of the separate subdivision of the NGO “LGBT Association “Liga” (League) (in person); 

Topics of focus:

– Consequences of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, which recognized the violation of the rights of same-sex couples in Ukraine;
– Perspectives for changing Ukrainian legislation on same-sex marriage;

Why is it interesting?

In 2014, a gay couple, who have been living as family partners since 2010, decided to apply to the European Court of Human Rights because of the inability to legalize their relationship in Ukraine.

The Court found that the applicants had been treated differently from opposite-sex couples due to the lack of any legal recognition and protection for them, and that their sexual orientation was the only reason for the difference in treatment.

The court found that Ukraine had violated Article 14 in conjunction with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and ordered that each of the couples be paid EUR 5,000 in compensation for non-pecuniary damage and reimbursed for the lawyers’ fees.

01:30 PMODESAOleksandr Tolokonnikov, head of the іnternal and іnformation policy department of the Kherson regional military Administration (online)

Topics of focus:

– The explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam – current situation;
02:00 PMODESADenys Zeynalov, representative of the OZON public monitoring group (in person);

Natalia Bohachenko, deputy of Odesa district council (in person);

Topics of focus:

– The state of bomb shelters and shelters in Odesa;
12:00 РMKYIV– Iryna Borovets, Director General for Public Diplomacy and Communications Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

– Marco Ferraro, program manager at the EU Delegation to Ukraine;

– Andrii Rizol, project producer;

– Alina Krasnianska, executive producer of the docuseries of the project;

– Taras Topolia, ANTYTILA band leader;

– Serhii Vusyk, ANTYTILA band manager and musician;

– Dmytro Zholud, ANTYTILA band guitarist;

All in person.
Launch of “Culture vs. War” project and presentation of the first documentary film about ANTYTILA band

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Why this is interesting:

The Culture vs. War project tells the world about the values of Ukrainian culture through the stories of artists who abandoned their everyday lives and creative ambitions to defend the country. A key component of the project is a series of documentaries where Ukrainian musicians, filmmakers, writers, photographers, and other cultural figures are the main protagonists telling about this war through their own stories and memories. 6 short films and 1 full-length movie are being created within the framework of the project: documentary stories about cinematographer Serhiy Mykhalchuk, ANTYTILA band, director Akhtem Seitablaev, a married couple of photographers Vlada and Kostyantyn Liberov, kobzar Taras Kompanichenko, and writer Serhiy Zhadan.
2:00 PMKYIV– Taras Shevchenko, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine for European Integration;
– Svitlana Ostapa, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Detector Media, Head of the Supervisory Board of Suspilne;
– Oleksii Mustafin, Ukrainian journalists and TV executive;
– Diana Dutsyk, Founder and Executive Director of “Ukrainian Media and Communication Institute” NGO;
– Maryna Synhaivska, Deputy Director General of Ukrinform;

All in person.
A panel discussion on the occasion of the Journalist’s Day in Ukraine

Topics of focus:
– Media market – dynamics, development of prospects;
– Journalism and journalistic standards – what has changed?
– Marathon – what’s next?
– Quality of television content;

Why this is interesting:
Every year, since 1994, June 6 has been celebrated as the professional holiday of media workers in Ukraine. According to the Institute of Mass Information, as of May 31, 2023, sixty one journalists have died in combat or due to russian shelling or torture since February 24, 2022.
4:00 PMKYIV– Nataliia Hendel (Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, expert at the Foundation for the Support of Fundamental Research) and Nick

– Yurlov (Senior legal counsel at Truth Hounds)
Blowing up of Kakhovka HPP: human rights activists call on the world to stop russia