Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 23
11:00 AM

ODESAArtem Perfilov, fixer, journalist (in person);

Bohdan Maksymets, journalist (in person);

Yulia Khymeryk, freelancer (in person);

Olena Rotary, journalist (in person);

Olena Solomonova, journalist, Odesa Online (in person)
Topics of focus: 

– Information policy in the southern Ukraine;
– Suspension of press officer Dmytro Pletenchuk;
12:00 PMODESAIhor Romanenko, Lieutenant General (retired), Deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (2006-2010) (online)

Topics of focus: 

– How Western fighters and attack aircraft will help the Air Force to expand its capabilities to defend and de-occupy Ukrainian land;

– What missiles do the Ukrainian army need to counterattack and de-occupy Crimea, Donbas, and other occupied territories?

– To what extent are Ukrainian pilots ready to master new equipment? Will it be as fast as it was with air defense systems?
01:00 PMODESAOleksandr Tolokonnikov, Head of internal and information policy department of Kherson regional military Administration (online);

Topics of focus:

– Security and humanitarian situation in Kherson;
– Counter-battery struggle;
– Evacuation of civilians;
– Recovery of Kherson region;
– Sowing campaign
12:00 PMKYIVNataliia Galibarenko, Head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO (online)Ukraine’s path to NATO: at what stage are we now?

Topics of focus:

– The attitude of NATO countries towards Ukraine — has it changed in almost a year and a half of the full-scale war?
– Counteroffensive and NATO;
– Who is still blocking Ukraine’s accession to NATO?
1:00 PMKYIV– Svitlana Slipchenko, VoxCheck Project Manager (in person);

– Lesia Bidochko, analyst at Detector Media NGO (in person);

– Alona Hryshko, Senior Analyst at Internews Ukraine NGO (in person);

– Vukasin Petrovic, Vice President at DT Institute (online)
Presentation of the research “How russian disinformation violates human rights in Ukraine and Europe”

Topics of focus:

– What propaganda narratives does russia use against Ukraine most often and what are the mechanisms of spreading them?
– What helped Ukraine resist russian disinformation in the media?
– How does russian disinformation call for and incite discrimination, enmity and violence?
– What weaknesses exist in Europe’s information security and how can they be overcome?

Why this is interesting:
VoxCheck team (VoxUkraine NGO), Detector Media, Internews Ukraine, Institute of Mass Information, TEXTY media outlet and the Ukrainian Helsinki Union with the support of DT Institute investigated russia’s systematic use of disinformation and propaganda as a tool of hybrid warfare in Ukraine after the launch of the full-scale invasion of the country in February 2022.
This report provides evidence that the systematic use of disinformation is a violation of human rights.