Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
August 15
12:00 PMODESATamara Mosiychuk, associate professor in the Odesa national university (in person);

Oleh Mykhailyk, chairman of the board of “Plich-o-plich” charity (Side by Side) (in person);
Topics of focus:

– Presentation of sociological research among IDPs in Odesa region;
01:00 PMODESAVira Yastrebova, attorney, director of the NGO “Shidna Pravosazahisna Grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group) (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Crimes of the occupants in the occupied territories;
– Humanitarian and security situation;
– Forced mobilization;
02:00 PMODESAAlla Stoyanova, director of the Odesa regional agriculture department (in person);

Topics of focus:

– Odesa region is a showcase of Ukrainian wine-making. Possible development of this branch; 
12:30 РMKYIV Yurii Ihnat, Spokesperson of the Air Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (online)Ukraine hit by morning missile attacks: consequences and situation reports 
1:00 РMKYIV– Daryna Pidhorna, a lawyer with the Regional Center for Human Rights;

– Andrii Lutsyk, an expert on cultural heritage protection at the Regional Center for Human Rights;

– Evelina Kravchenko, archaeologist at the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;

– Nataliia Hendel, researcher, expert at the Foundation for Support of Fundamental Research;

All in person. 
Archaeological looting at public expense: how Russia is destroying Ukrainian cultural heritage

Topics of focus:
– What monuments are currently at risk?
– What is Ukraine doing to protect its cultural heritage?
– How effective are the legislation and existing institutions starting with the Ministry of Culture to the prosecutor’s office, police, and executive authorities for this purpose?
– Will UNESCO have a say, and what tools are available in the international practice of cultural heritage management in terms of international humanitarian law?
– What to do with the traitors and occupiers carrying out illegal archaeological excavation in Russia-controlled Crimea?

Why is it interesting?
Over five hundred cultural heritage sites, including monuments, have been damaged or destroyed due to Russian aggression. Russians have already conducted hundreds of archaeological digs in the occupied territories and are planning to have more.

Thus, Ukrainian people are being deprived of those layers of culture and history that have not been thoroughly studied and are now lost forever. The occupiers have looted the collections of museums in the occupied territory, such as the Kherson Local History Museum or the Kamyana Mohyla (Stone Tomb) in Zaporizhia, and are also unearthing valuables from the ground along the Tauride highway and in Chersonesos Tavriya Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The event participants will hold a conversation about the scale of the existing losses and how to protect cultural heritage and bring Russia and its agents to justice for these crimes.

2:30 РMKYIV– Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, Spokesman for the Kherson Oblast Military Administration (online)Current situation in Kherson and the region

Topics of focus:
– Shelling in the city and region: current situation and consequences;
– Preparing for the new academic year;
– What are heating season preparation;
– State of critical infrastructure and humanitarian situation.