Online conference

Response to Russian Violence: Prospects of the Most Damaged Territorial Communities of Ukraine

The Ministry for Communities and Territorial Development of Ukraine and Internews Ukraine are organizing an online conference with representatives of Ukrainian local authorities on 9 March (Wednesday). The key discussion topic will be the challenges Ukrainian communities are facing amid the Russian attack on Ukraine. This event aims at providing international journalists with first-hand information about the Russian shelling of Ukrainian cities, its war crimes, and violations of humanitarian law.

Date: March 9, 15:30 — 17:00 (Kyiv time)

Platform: ZOOM

Moderator: Maksym Panchenko, journalist and analyst at Internews Ukraine

Please register to participate
The participants will address the following topics:
  • International support most needed now
  • Damage to civilian infrastructure
  • How people are working together to survive
  • How civilians are helping the army
  • The looming humanitarian crisis
  • Ukrainians' attitudes towards Russia
The invited representatives of local authorities are:
  • Mayor of Kherson Ihor Kolykhaev
  • Mayor of Chernihiv Vladyslav Atroshenko
  • Mayor of Zhytomyr Serhiy Sukhomlyn
  • Mayor of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov
  • Mayor of Lebedyn, Sumy region Oleksandr Baklykov
  • Mayor of Trostianets, Sumy region Yuriy Bova
  • Mayor of Okhtyrka, Sumy region Pavlo Kuzmenko
  • Deputy Mayor of Mariupol Serhiy Orlov
  • Mayor of Izium, Kharkiv region Valeriy Marchenko
  • Mayor of Bucha, Kyiv region Anatoliy Fedoruk
  • Mayor of Merefa, Kharkiv region Veniamin Sitov
  • Mayor of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region Volodymyr Kovalenko
  • Mayor of Vasylkiv, Kyiv region Nataliya Balasynovych
Please register to participate

Only after the confirmation, you will receive the ZOOM link. The participants will get the recording of the conference and some footage from the most damaged cities after the event.

If you have any questions, please contact the project’s manager Katerina Udina,

The conference is organized by Internews Ukraine with the support of the Ministry for Communities and Territorial Development of Ukraine. All thoughts expressed during the event are the sole responsibility of the organizers and the speakers.