August 9, 2022, 18:33


11:30 AM – Ihor Ostash, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Lebanon (online)

Topics of focus:

  • Reasons for delay of the Ukrainian grain vessel
  • Lebanon as a consumer of the Ukrainian grain: market volume, market share of Ukrainian products
  • Demand for the Ukrainian grain in the Middle East
  • Forecasts of the continued supplies of Ukrainian agrarian products to Lebanon

Why this is interesting:

On August 9, a buyer company in Lebanon refused to accept the first vessel carrying Ukrainian corn. The refusal was explained by Ukraine’s having delayed the delivery for more than 5 months.

1:00 PM – Maksym Terletskyi, Deputy Director of the Strategic Planning Center of the City Institute of Lviv

Maksym Pliekhov, CEO of Lviv Defense Cluster

Oksana Shakhova, co-founder of Lviv Defense Cluster

(all in person)

Why this is interesting:

Lviv Defense Cluster and the City Institute have made 80,000 armor vests for Ukraine’s Armed Forces since February 24, 2022. Over 1,000 people are involved in the production process. The Ministry of Defense appointed LDC as the principal coordinator of armor vests production volunteers for the time of the war.

Initially, all armor vests were supplied directly to storage facilities of the Ministry of Defense to be handed to the forces as soon as possible.

During their briefing at Media Center Ukraine, the speakers will tell how the idea of the Lviv Defense Cluster was born and how the production of the protective gear was organized.


On August 10, Media Center Ukraine is hosting a discussion on war crimes and international justice and its coverage in the Ukrainian media.


Anthony Borden, Executive Director, Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Ruslan Topolevskyi, Human Rights Defender and Expert of the Center for Legal and Political Research “SIM”

Andrii Yanitskiy, Editor, Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Olga Guzhva, Project Manager – Ukraine Voices, Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Issues to be discussed:

  • Current media coverage of war crimes courts and processes
  • How informed are the public about justice processes in Ukraine
  • What role should the media play in informing and educating the public
  • Lessons learned since 2014 and from other countries
  • How criminal evidence is documented, collected, and shared

The discussion corresponds with the launch of IWPR’s weekly Justice Report newsletter, which provides an overview of key events and links to essential reading from Ukrainian and international reports alongside dedicated IWPR reporting and analysis.

Event partner: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), Ukraine Voices Project

The event is expected to take about 1 hour

Free admission

Visitors are requested to come 10 to 15 minutes before the event starts.

The Media Center will function as a co-working space from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Contact phone:

+38 067 652 91 97

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