Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 28
12:00 PMKYIV– Iryna Korobko, Spokesperson for the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine; 

– Maria Mezentseva, Head of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;

– Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, Head of the Department of Internal and Information Policy at the Kherson Regional Military Administration (online);

– Oleksandr Baulin, Head of the Kurylivka Village Military Administration, Kupiansk district, Kharkiv region (online);

–  Khrystyna Shkudor, “Where Are Our People?” campaign Advocacy Manager, PR Army NGO;

– Yuliia Khrypun, Co-Founder of the NGO “Civilians in captivity”;

– Oleksandra Romantsova, Executive Director of the Center for Civil Liberties
Press conference entitled: “The Main Challenges of the De-Occupied Territories: Civilian Hostages, War Crimes Investigations, Destroyed Housing and Infrastructure”

Why this is interesting

Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion, 20% of Ukraine’s territory has been affected by hostilities, with hundreds of thousands of civilians taken captive or deported. Their houses have been looted and destroyed, and liberated lands have been left heavily mined. Ukraine is fighting and must win the war against russia so that Ukrainians can return home.
During the press conference, participants will discuss the efforts to find ways to return citizens forcibly deported from Ukraine, as well as the outcomes of programs aimed at the restoration and reconstruction of Ukrainian housing destroyed by the russian federation.
3:00 PMKYIV– Bogdana Pivnenko, General Director of the National Ensemble of Soloists “Kyiv Camerata”;

– Keri-Lynn Wilson, Canadian conductor of operatic and symphonic repertoire;

All in person.

Press conference on the “Kyiv Camerata” concert at Carnegie Hall

Why this is interesting

On April 28, the National Ensemble of Soloists “Kyiv Camerata” performed at Carnegie Hall, New York, with the participation of the Canadian conductor of Ukrainian origin, Keri-Lynn Wilson. The ensemble premiered a program featuring works exclusively by Ukrainian composers to the American audience, including pieces by Victoria Poleva, Oleksandr Shchetynskyi, Valentyn Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, Zoltan Almashi, Oleksandr Kozarenko and others. The USA for Ukraine non-profit organization initiated and organized the tour.
On May 30, the ensemble will perform the program from the tour in Kyiv. It will feature Zubytskyi’s violin concerto, Skoryk’s melody, Kozarenko’s original Concerto Rutheno, as well as music by Stankovich, Silvestrov, Poleva, and Almashi’s piece dedicated to Mariupol “Maria’s City.”

For reference

Keri-Lynn Wilson is a Canadian conductor of Ukrainian origin who started her career almost thirty years ago. During this time, she has performed at the Royal Opera House, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.  
In 2022, the conductor created the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, composed of Ukrainian musicians. In July and August 2022, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra toured Europe and America, performing at the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival, Les Chorégies d’Orange in France, Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center.