Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
January 18
02:30 PMKHARKIV Yuriy Kalhushkin, reserve colonel, head of the NGO “ZSU”

Ihor Krynychko, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “Skyassist Scientific and Production Company” LLC
Briefing: “Engineering development of Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles and mobilization of employees of defense enterprises”

Kharkiv developers from the company “Skyassist” created the first Ukrainian multi-series UAV “Sirko”, which has already been tested, but at this stage of the war, the Armed Forces need much more diverse, high-quality aircraft. Thus, the fulfillment of this task is a completely new challenge for the Ukrainian industry, which is on a war footing. Ukrainian enterprises, regardless of the form of ownership, need to retain highly qualified specialists and attract new professionals. Will the changes in the mobilization and reservation become an incentive for the development of already existing enterprises and the creation of new ones?

11:00 AMKYIV– Nataliia Galibarenko, Head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO (online)Cooperation between Ukraine and NATO: current arrangements and prospects for 2024

Topics of focus:
– Ukraine-NATO cooperation in 2024: assistance, agreements and involvement in the situation in the country;
– Results of the NATO-Ukraine meet;
– Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council activity. 
1:00 PMKYIV– Andrii Demchenko, Spokesperson for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (in person)Polish truckers end Ukraine border blockade: the current situation at the checkpoints 

Why is it interesting?
On January 16, it was reported that Polish hauliers would suspend their protest at the Ukrainian border by March 1. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland signed an agreement with the carriers.

Meanwhile, in Romania, farmers continue to partially block truck traffic near the Siret and Vicovu de Sus checkpoints near the border crossings with Ukraine.
1:30 PMKYIV– Vasyl Bodnar, Ukraine’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Türkiye (online)Relations between Türkiye and Ukraine: how do the countries currently cooperate and what are the future cooperation plans 

Topics of focus:
– Turkish-Ukrainian relations today: current decisions and cooperation ahead;
– Black Sea Export Corridor work;
– Turkey’s refusal to let warships pass through the straits: how will this affect the Black Sea demining?
– How did the events in Israel push Türkiye’s foreign policy?
2:00 PM KYIV– Taras Shevchenko, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine for European Integration;

– Andrei Kurkov, author of the book, journalist, writer, screenwriter;

– Maksym Udovychenko, Head of the Center for the Protection of the Information Space of Ukraine State Enterprise;

– Oleksandr Krasovytskyy, Director General of Folio Publishers. 

All in person. 
Presentation of the book “Aggression Diary 2”

Why is it interesting? 
Andrei Kurkov’s book Aggression Diary 2 is an essays collection written in between August 2022 and late October 2023. The narratives are presented in chronological order. The events that took place in Ukraine and the world in those days prompted the writer to comprehend and showcase them to readers through the prism of his own perception.