Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
July 11
10:30 AMODESAMick Ryan, Major general (retired) of the Australian Army, military expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (online);

Topics of focus:

– Military and military-technical cooperation between Australia and Ukraine;
– Possibility of supplying Australian F/A-18 aircraft to Ukraine;
– Participation of Australian instructors in the training of Ukrainian military personnel;
– Australian investments in Ukraine’s defense industry;
11:15 AM
ODESAYevhen Horokhod, head of the charity organization Rukn Razom (Movement Together) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– How the Rukn Razom (Movement Together) charitable Foundation plans to help Ukrainian children and the military;   
– Medical care for Ukrainian children;
– Prosthetics for Ukrainian defenders;
– Production of anti-drone equipment;
12:00 PMODESAVira Yastrebova, attorney, director of the NGO “Shidna Pravosazahisna Grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Human rights violations in the temporarily occupied territories;
– Forced mobilization of Ukrainians;
– “Brainwashing” of children and teenagers;
– Humanitarian situation in the temporarily occupied territories;
01:00 PMODESAHenri Vanhanen, military expert, research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki (online);

Topics of focus:

– Military and military-industry cooperation between Finland and Ukraine;
– The 17th military assistance package from Finland;
– Finland’s role as a NATO member;
02:00 PMODESAAttention! Additional briefing!

Kostyantyn Mashovets, military observer, coordinator of the Information Resistance group, colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (online);

Denys Yakovlev, dean of the faculty of psychology, political science and sociology of the National university “Odesa law academy”, PhD (in person);

Sabina Nikitenko, volunteer (in person);

The number of participants may change.
Topics of focus:

– Ukraine-NATO: support from the South;
12:00 PMKYIV– Olha Reshetylova, Co-Ordinator at the Media Initiative for Human Rights;
– Andrii Yakovliev, Lawyer and Expert at the Media Initiative for Human Rights;
– Tetiana Kozak, reporter at “Graty” media outlet;
– Maryna Kovalenko, Judge at the Darnytskyi District Court in Kyiv;

All in person.

Presentation: “What’s Happening during War Trials: Interim Findings of the Monitoring Report by Human Rights Defenders”

Why this is interesting:

The Media Initiative for Human Rights (MIHR) analyzes, highlights and draws attention to major trials in Ukrainian courts as well as to problems of pre-trial investigation of crimes committed in the conditions of russia’s armed aggression.

Throughout 2022 and the beginning of 2023, the MIHR has monitored more than 90 cases of war crimes and informed journalists of them. The MIHR experts attended court hearings in 20 of these cases. They were present in the courtrooms, documented evidence, parties’ positions and judges’ decisions. The collected data became the basis of the analytical material. The MIHR analyzed the way criminal proceedings are considered from several perspectives and identified a number of problems that courts, participants in legal proceedings, experts and the media should pay attention to. In particular, the analytical document describes and analyzes the complicated access to trials; highlights the problems of overload in courts and formal consideration of cases; the complexity of trial in absentia and execution of sentences is described as well.

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1:00 PMKYIV– Anastasiya Shurenkova, Research Expert at Info Sapiens research agency;
– Marian Zablotskyi, member of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy;
– Oleh Havrysh, Chief Consultant to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine;
– Anatoliy Amelin, Director of Economic Programs at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future;
– Mykhailo Lavrovskyi, CEO at the Institute for Economic Leadership;

All in person.
Press conference entitled: “Attitude of the business to the anti-corruption tax reform?”

Why this is interesting:

The press conference will feature a presentation of Info Sapiens’ public opinion survey regarding the need for the anti-corruption tax reform.
Press conference entitled: “Attitude of the business to the anti-corruption tax reform?”