Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 29
11:00 AMKYIV– Maria Klymyk, MIHR journalist, author of the article “Missing from the 57th Brigade: heavy fighting, deaths, captivity, and search”;

– Olena Zavalna, daughter of Oleh Khodak, who went missing during the battle for Bohdanivka, Donetsk region;

– Mariia Plaksii, representative of the initiative group of the NGO “Find and Return. 57/34”, whose brother was released from captivity in January 2024;

– Liliia Lukianiuk, representative of the NGO “Wives of Toshkivka prisoners”;

– Valentyn Zabolotnyi, deputy commander for moral and psychological support, 57th Brigade.

All in person. 
Press conference: “How to find missing persons and bring home POWs home: Families of the 57th Brigade speak out”

  Topics for discussion:
– How many Ukrainians are reported missing?
– How and where do families search for their relatives in the military?
– What roles do the military command, the state, the ICRC, and other international organizations play in the search process?

Why is it interesting?
The day before, the Media Initiative for Human Rights examined the circumstances surrounding the disappearance, capture, and death of soldiers from various units, including the 57th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade. Between April and June 2022, these soldiers were involved in intense battles near Novotoshkivske and Toshkivka in the Sievierodonetsk district of the Luhansk region. They later participated in the defense of the Kherson and Donetsk regions. The team spoke with relatives of the missing and deceased soldiers, as well as soldiers who directly took part in these events.
12:00 PMKYIV– Oleksandr Khorunzhyy, Press Officer of the State Emergency Service;

Taras Pasichnyk, Deputy Director of the Labor Protection Department of Ukrzaliznytsia;

All in person.

Briefing: “Summer Hazards for Children and Adults: Water Safety, Fire Precautions, and Mine Safety Guidelines”

Topics of focus:
– Fire hazard season: Essential fire safety rules for open areas;
– Causes and noteworthy fire statistics since the beginning of the year;
– Water safety guidelines – Mine danger: statistics of tragic incidents;
– SES information and prevention efforts for the public;
– Children’s safety during the holidays: Introduction of the SES information campaign in partnership with UNICEF and Ukrainian Railways ‘Safe Summer Holidays’.
– Dangerous behavior on the railway: statistics;
– Parents’ responsibility to supervise children during their leisure time;
11:00 AM 


-Anton Korotovskykh – Director of the Department of Urban Development and Architecture of KhOVA
-Briefing: “Implementation of the eRestoration program in Kharkiv region”