Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
July 25
11:00 AMODESASerhii Sudets, founder of the “Air Alert” community, lieutenant colonel of the National Guard (in person);

Topics of focus:

– How to defend Odesa region from shelling?
– What weapons do Ukrainian air defense fighters need?
– What should civilians do in case of an air raid?
12:00 PMODESASvitlana Zhekova, director of the House of Scientists (online);

Eleonora Karpach, resident of Odesa (in person);

Natalia Lavrova, tourist guide (in person);

Anastasia Alekseenko, psychologist (in person);

Maksymian Pogorelovsky, archpriest, Odesa diocese of Ukrainian orthodox church (in person);

The number of participants in the briefing may change.
Topics of focus: 

– Consequences of the shelling of Odesa on July 23: destruction of architectural monuments and civilian buildings;
01:00 PMODESADr. Sidharth Kaushal, Research Fellow sea power – military studies of the Royal United Services Institute, London (online);

Topics of focus:

– War at sea – what should we expect after Ukraine and russia’s statements on “ships with military cargo”?

Context: On July 19, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the decision would come into effect on Wednesday night at midnight Moscow time, or 21.00 GMT. The report says that countries whose flags are on such vessels will be considered as supporting Kyiv in the war.

On July 21, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warns that from 00:00 on July 21, 2023, all ships sailing in the Black Sea towards the seaports of the Russian Federation and Ukrainian seaports located in the territory of Ukraine temporarily occupied by Russia may be considered by Ukraine as carrying military cargo with all the relevant risks.

In addition, shipping in the areas of the North-Eastern Black Sea and the Kerch-Yenikal Strait of Ukraine is prohibited as dangerous, starting from 05:00 on July 20, 2023;
01:30 PMODESAAlla Stoyanova, director of the department of agrarian policy, food, and land relations of the Odesa regional military administration (in person):Topics of focus:

– “Irrigation is the way to victory”: results of the II Land Reclamation Forum and scenarios for the development of the agro-industrial complex of Odesa region;
12:00 PMKYIV– Olena Hlyvynska, USAID Health Reform Support Project (online);
– Svitlana Slipchenko, VoxCheck Project Manager (in person);
– Anayit Khoperiya, Head of the Department for Countering Information Threats to National Security at the Center for Countering Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (in person);
– Mykola Balaban, Deputy Head at the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security (in person);
– Dzvenyslava Shcherba, Analyst and Journalist at Internews Ukraine NGO (in person)
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Chemical weapons, biolaboratories and nuclear provocations: how russia lies about the health of Ukrainians — VoxCheck monitoring

Why this is interesting:

Over 1,800 news stories and posts with lies and propaganda about the health of Ukrainians were discovered by VoxCheck fact-checkers in cooperation with the USAID Health Reform Support in the information space of Ukraine, russia and Belarus from June 2022 to June 2023.

The focus of the research is on Ukrainian regional media and Ukrainians in the regions that are the primary target of fake news about health. Also, russian and Belarusian publications that can leak into the Ukrainian information space.