Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
August 9
11:30 АMKYIVAn off-the-record expert meeting with journalists concerning potential consequences of blasting the mined Zaporizhia NPP

– Hryhoriy Plachkov, the former Head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate;
– Oleksandr Sukhodolia, an expert on critical infrastructure, energy, and environmental security, author of the Energy as a Weapon in russia’s Geopolitical Strategy analytical report;
– Oleksandr Kharchenko, an expert at the Centre for Defence Strategies and director of the Energy Industry Research Center;
– Olena Zerkal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Topics to be discussed:
– russia’s threat to blast Zaporizhia NPP and consequences of the potential act of terror;
– is it possible to disconnect Zaporizhia NPP from Ukraine’s grid; how to prevent the disaster.

1:00 PMKYIVKostiantyn Koshelenko, Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine in charge of digital development and digital transformations (in person)Key topics: Performance results of the e-Dopomoha Volonterska social platform. Engagement of new partners, and new opportunities to help Ukrainian families.
2:00 PMKYIVVitaliy Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration (online)Key topic: The current situation in the oblast; results of the operation to detect collaborators and artillery spotters.
2:30 PMKYIVJose Andres, founder of the World Central Kitchen in Kyiv (in person)Topic of focus: the company’s operations in Ukraine and food aid to the Ukrainians.
11:30 AMLVIVOleksandr Starukh, Head of Zaporizhia Oblast Military Administration (online)Topics of issue: 
– The situation at Zaporizhia NPP
– Operational information about the situation in Zaporizhia region
– Will the mandatory evacuation of the population be implemented?
– The russians’ preparation of a pseudo-referendum in the occupied part of Zaporizhia oblast. 
12:00 PMLVIVVolodymyr Syvokhip, Director General of Lviv National Philharmonic

Urszula Stawicka, a harpsichordist from Poland

Pawel Osuchowski, a conductor from Poland

Bohdan Sehin, Art Director of XIX International Lviv Early Music Festival

(all in person)
Why this is interesting:
From August 9 to 14, the annual international Early Music Festival will be held in Lviv. This year, the event will be held under the auspices of “Ukraine-2022 project. Muses Are Not Silent,” launched by the Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic after the start of russia’s full-scale invasion.

Famous Ukrainian performers and bands will perform at the Early Music Festival, as well as foreign participants from Poland (Urszula Stawicka), Germany (Norbert Rodenkirchen) and France (Benjamin Bagby).
1:00 PMLVIVYuriy Buchko, Deputy Head of Lviv Oblast Military Administration (in person)Topics of issue: 
– An e-queue system will be introduced and temporary parking lots for trucks will be set up at checkpoints in Lviv region
– Where and when the project will launch, how much it will cost
– How the electronic queue system will help to relieve checkpoints.