Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
January 12
11:00 AMKHARKIV– Oleh Syniehubov – head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration– Briefing: “Operational situation in the Kharkiv region”

Registration required

13:00 PMKYIV– Olha Skrypnyk, Head of the Crimean Human Rights Group;

– Yevhenii Yaroshenko, CrimeaSOS analyst;

– Khrystyna Shkudor, “Where Are Our People?” campaign advocacy manager, PR Army NGO

All in person. 
Press conference entitled: “Kremlin’s Political Prisoners: What Happens to Ukrainians Held by Russia Behind Bars?”
Why is it interesting?
The Day of the Ukrainian Political Prisoner marked on January 12 was an initiative brought in by Vyacheslav Chornovil in 1975 to counteract the crackdown and cruelty of the Soviet regime. Almost 50 years later, Russia is pursuing the same policy towards Ukrainians who openly express their thoughts and ideas and stand their ground, turning it into a criminal offense.

During the event, experts will talk about how the practice of political persecution has changed in Crimea, Donbas, and later in the territories occupied after February 24, 2022.