Media Initiative for Human Rights and Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, in partnership with the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
– Anton Korynevych, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
– Igor Yaremenko, Deputy Minister on European integration, Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine;
– Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Foreign Minister;
– Refat Chubarov, head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People;
– Yulia Tyshchenko, co-founder of the National Platform “Dialogue for Peace and Safe Reintegration”, expert of the National Institute for Strategic Studies;
– Yulia Kazdobina, head of the Ukrainian Foundation for Security Studies;
– Olga Skrypnyk, head of the board of the Crimean Human Rights Group;
– Olga Kuryshko, co-coordinator of Crimea SOS.
Moderator: Maria Tomak, coordinator of the Media Initiative for Human Rights.
On March 11, 2021, the National Security and Defense Council adopted the Crimean Strategy – a cornerstone document that determines key priorities and principles of state policy in the context of de-occupation and reintegration of the Russia-occupied peninsula. It’s a long-awaited document that was developed by a number of government agencies, particularly the National Security and Defense Council, the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, with the involvement of the non-governmental sector.
The document’s adoption received all kinds of responses from the public, both positive and critical.
Furthermore, as is often the case with such documents, after the Strategy’s adoption comes the issue of its implementation. Who will be implementing it, when is it going to happen and what’s the action plan for this? What will be the non-governmental sector’s role in this process?
We would like to discuss this issue as well as the public response to the Strategy’s adoption with representatives of the government and civil society.