Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
July 13
11:00 AMKYIV– Onysiia Syniuk, Legal Analyst, ZMINA (in person);
– Natalia Okhotnikova, Enforced Disappearances Project Researcher, ZMINA (in person);
– Olha Honchevska, former employee of the Patrol Police Department in Kherson region, who was illegally held in a temporary detention facility for more than 1.5 months (online);
– Nataliia Sosmii, cadet of Ivan Kozhedub Kharkiv National Air Force University, who was illegally held in a temporary detention facility for three weeks (online)
“Women’s cells” in the torture chambers in Kherson: presentation of the report on Ukrainian women detained by russia”

Why this is interesting:

During the occupation of Kherson, representatives of the russian federation illegally held about 30 women in the temporary detention center No. 1 of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kherson region.

Human rights defenders of ZMINA Human Rights Center have collected testimonies of victims and witnesses, and during the event they will talk about the circumstances and reasons for illegal detentions, conditions of stay in temporary detention centers, cases of torture and inhumane treatment, including threats of sexual violence, as well as about those involved in these crimes.

1:00 PMKYIV– Karen Whiting, UNHCR Assistant Representative for Protection;
– Alina Khelashvili, analyst at Cedos;
– Liubomyr Mysiv, Deputy Director of Sociological Group “Rating”;
– Oleksii Pozniak, Head of the Department for Migration Studies of Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;

All in person
Panel discussion entitled: “Is there any hope for returning all Ukrainians home?”

Topics of focus:
– How many Ukrainians are abroad today?
– Plans and scenarios for bringing Ukrainians back home;
– The main obstacles and incentives to the return of Ukrainians;
– Economic and demographic crisis – scenarios for the development of the country;

Why this is interesting:
According to the latest UNHCR data, the number of Ukrainian refugees abroad is 6.3 million. Most of them are women and children.
2:30 PMKYIV– Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center (in person)
Ukraine’s energy grid: preparation for winter and the current situation

Topics of focus:

– The state of the grid, repairs and preparation for winter;
– How was the Ukrainian energy industry affected by the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP and how to solve the problem?
11:00 AMODESAOleksandr Sheka, deputy director of the regional tourism department (in person);

Co-speakers: representatives of the regional development agency of Odesa region and the Ukrainian research institute of medical rehabilitation and balneology of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine;

Topics of focus:

– Presentation of allegedly safe locations for recreation and tourism in Odesa region;
– Results of the Odesa region recovery Forum “Transformation. Recovery. Rehabilitation”;
02:00 PMODESAArkadiy Mkrtichyan, deputy head of Odesa district military administration (in person);

Svitlana Pomukchinska, official of Odesa regional employment center (in person);

Topics of focus:

– The current situation on the labour market in Odesa region – current vacancies, salaries, working conditions;
– Employment of internally displaced persons;
03:15 PMODESAVelizar Shalamanov, former minister of defense of Republic of Bulgaria and chairman of NATO communications and information organization (online);

Topics of focus:

– Results of the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Bulgaria on July 6; 
– Bulgaria’s military and political support for Ukraine;
– What agreements were signed during the visit;