July 24, 2023, 18:00


11:00 AM— Serhii 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 PM – Svitlana 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 PM – Dr. 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 PM – Alla 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;

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