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Strategic Discussion Club in Mykolaiv: “The EU, NATO…What will Ensure Ukraine's Security?”

04:46 09.02.15
On February 11 the Institute of World Policy held the Strategic Discussion Club in Mykolaiv. The topic of the meeting: "The EU, NATO...What will Ensure Ukraine's Security?” .

The event was organized within the project "Strategic Discussion Club in the Regions", supported by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway.

Being aware of the challenges facing Ukraine today, IWP have decided to hold regular public discussions on the strategic vision of Ukraine’s national security policy in eastern and southern regions of the country. The key objective of the project is to involve regional elites who for a long time have been in intellectual isolation to participate in the debate on strategic development of country.

Open public discussions with the experts from Central and Eastern Europe will help to eliminate longstanding myths about Euro-Atlantic cooperation and European integration, thus fostering internal communication, understanding, and reconciliation between Eastern and Western, Southern and Northern regions of Ukraine.

The discussion was attended by the Ukrainian military and foreign policy experts and diplomats of EU member states, in particular: Ambassador of France to Ukraine Alain Remy, Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Ukraine Martin Day, Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine Mindaugas Kviklis, Counsellor at Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine Richard Scarborough, Director of military programs at the Razumkov Center Mykola Sungurovskiy, Chair of the Board of the Center for strategic Studies Pavlo Zhovnirenko, journalist of the Czech daily newspaper «Lidové noviny» Kateřina Šafaříková.

Counsellor at Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine Richard Scarborough and Military Attaché of the Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine Mindaugas Kviklis

Ambassador of France to Ukraine Alain Remy

Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Ukraine Martin Day

Director of the Institute of World Policy Alyona Getmanchuk and Director of military programs at the Razumkov Center Mykola Sungurovskiy

Journalist of the Czech daily newspaper «Lidové noviny» Kateřina Šafaříková

Mykolaiv became the fourth Ukrainian regional center where IWP organized such public discussion. Last year, the meetings of Strategic Discussion Club were been held in Kharkov, Zaporizhzhya and Odessa.

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