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Deoccupation of Ukraine and Georgia: joint efforts of both States, International Organizations and Civil Society Institutions

2021 / 02 / 24

Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia and Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (The Rondeli Foundation) hosted an online webinar: "Deoccupation of Ukraine and Georgia: joint efforts of both States, International Organizations and Civil Society Institutions"


Russia's intensive militarization of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and Georgia continues to threaten global and regional security and stability. Russia disregards its international obligations and the fundamental principles of international law by conducting systematic political persecutions, in particular on ethnic and religious grounds; violating fundamental human rights and freedoms and conducting illegal elections.

Therefore, it is important to mobilize International Community's efforts to restore and maintain territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and Georgia within their internationally recognized borders. In this regard, the discussion will address the issue of developing joint mechanisms of response and counteraction to ongoing Russian aggression.

 

Session I: «Renewed approaches of Ukraine and Georgia on countering Russian aggression, deoccupation, restoring their territorial integrity and strengthening non-recognition policy»

Moderator:  Ms. Ekaterine Metreveli, President, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) – The Rondeli Foundation.

Speakers:

Mrs. Tamar Kocharadze, Head of Department for Policy Analysis, Planning and International Relations, Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality;

Mr. Anton Korynevych, Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

Ms. Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;

 

Session II: «Main challenges to the protection of human rights on the Ukrainian and Georgian temporarily occupied territories and steps undertaking by both States to force Russia to comply with the norms of international law»

Moderator: Mr. Shota Utiashvili, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) – The Rondeli Foundation.

Speakers:

Mr. Rustem Umerov, Secretary of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights, Deoccupation and Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories in Donetsk, Luhansk Oblasts and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the City of Sevastopol, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations;

Mr. Giorgi Tugushi, Human rights Expert, Human Rights Ombudsman of Georgia during (2009-2012);

Mr. Nariman Ustaiev, Director of Gasprinski Institute for Geostrategy.


Session III: "Enhancing the international support for deoccupation of Ukraine and Georgia"

Moderator: Amb. Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) – The Rondeli Foundation.

Speakers:

Mr. Diego Colas, Ambassador of the French Republic in Georgia;

Mr. Andrius Kalindra, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Georgia;

Mr. Mariusz Maszkiewicz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Georgia.

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