Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 16
11:00 AM

ODESATimothy Morales, writer, author of the book “Walking past tombstones”, (in person);

Topics of focus:

Presentation of the book “Walking past tombstones”;

The story of how an American survived the russian occupation of Kherson.

Timothy Morales is an English teacher from the United States of America. Many years before the full-scale invasion began, he moved to Kherson. When the russian army captured the city, he found himself under occupation. In the book, he describes how he lived in the city captured by the occupiers until the liberation of Kherson in November 2022.
12:00 PMODESAOlena Kitayska, director of the Department of labor and social policy of the Odesa City Council (in person);
Topics of focus:

– How the local authorities of Odesa support the military and internally displaced persons;
01:00 PMODESAViktor Berestenko, President of the Association of international freight forwarders of Ukraine (in person);

Topics of focus:

– How did the logistics routes change because of the war?
– Losses in the market of international transportation and logistics, crimes of russians;
– Work of customs and border guard service;
– Mobilization of private transport for the needs of the defense forces;
– How did the ban on the export of Ukrainian agricultural products to Eastern European states affect the transportation market?
– How do the “Shlyah” (Road) and “e-Cherga” (e-Queue) systems work?
– Staff problems of market participants;
11:00 АMKYIV– Nataliia Zarytska, Chair of the “Woman of Steel” Council of Wives and Mothers of Ukraine’s Defenders”, wife of a released from captivity soldier of the Azov Regiment;

– Nataliia Kravtsova, mother of a captured Azovstal defender;

– Nelya Shastun, mother of Azov battalion soldiers, whose one son was killed and the other was held in captivity;

– Anastasiia Mikhilova, one held for two months in an Azovstal bunker with her four-year-old son;

– Sofiia Cherepanova, sister of a captured Azovstal defender.

In-person attendance of all participants.
A year of leaving Azovstal steelworks: cry out, as it’s impossible to be silent

In May, it will be a year since Azovstal steelworks defenders left the plant’s territory after 86 days of unprecedented defense in triple enemy exceed encirclement. Back then, the whole world admired the strength of the spirit of Azovstal defenders. However, neither the fighters nor their families could have imagined that following evacuating from the five-ton aerial bombs place of drop, one would be sent to torture chambers for an indefinite period of time.

Accreditation for media: (entry on the lists of accredited)
2:00 PMKYIVYurii Ihnat, Spokesperson of the Air Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (online)Topics of focus:

– Overnight missile attack on Kyiv