Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
August 8
12:00 PMLVIVMamuka Mamulashvili, commanding officer of the Georgian Legion (online)Topics of focus:
– Operations of the Georgian Legion
– The anniversary of the russo-Georgian war
– Georgia today: attitudes towards russia
– The attitude of the Georgian people towards russia’s war in Ukraine

Why this is interesting:
August 8 is the anniversary of the start of the russo-Georgian war in 2008.
The Georgian National Legion is a unit of Ukraine’s Armed Forces that has been fighting russian invaders since 2014.
12:30 PMLVIVSerhii Bratchuk, Spokesperson for the Odesa Oblast Military Administration (online)Topics of focus:
– The current situation in Odesa and Odesa Oblast.
– Convoys with the Ukrainian grain: the current situation

Why this is interesting:
The second convoy of vessels carrying Ukrainian grain for export left Odesa Seaport on Sunday, August 7
12:30 PMKYIVYurii Poita, Head of the Asia and Pacific Section of the Center for Army Conversion and Disarmament Studies (in person)Key topic: bilateral China–Ukraine relations
2:30 PMKYIVNatalia Humeniuk, Head of the United Coordinating Press Center of Security and Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine (online)Topic of focus: The current situation in the South and on the Black Sea.