DEFENDERS
WHERE WE ARE – THERE IS UKRAINE!

IV International Volunteer
and Veterans Forum

Schedule

August 22

10:30

Formal Opening

10:35-10:42
Yuliya Laputina

Minister for Veterans' Affairs of Ukraine

10:42-10:52
Valeriy Zaluzhny

Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces

10:52-10:57
Andriy Rymaruk

Former serviceman of Ukrainian Armed Forces, volunteer and actor

10:57-11:02
Lyuba Shypovych

Co-Founder of the «Razom for Ukraine» NGO

І Session
11:05-12:05

National Fortitude. Veterans

Moderator: Vadym Karpyak

TV presenter

Ihor Hordiychuk

Major General, Hero of Ukraine, Chief of Kyiv Ivan Bohun Military College

Andriy Zelinskiy

Military Chaplain

Alyona Verbitska

Advisor to the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Head of the Advisory Council on Ensuring the Rights and Freedoms of Defenders of Ukraine

Irma Vitovska-Vantsa

Theater and movie actress

Arseniy Prylipka

Veteran, actor of the Project «W» Veterans theater

Roman Lyuby

“War Note” film’s director

ІІ Session
12:30-13:30

Veterans: International Experience

Модератор: Kateryna Zarembo

Associate fellow of the New Europe Center, International Relations’ Lecturer in the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Koba Kobaladze

Major General, Director of State Service of Veterans' Affairs of Georgia

Olena Kravtsiv

Second Secretary of the Political Section of the US Embassy in Ukraine, US Navy Officer

Ihor Rudko

National Commander of “Ukrainian American Veterans” NGO

Oleh Vyshnyakov

Honorary Consul of Israel in Western Ukraine

Špiro Janović

State Secretary at the Ministry of Croatian Veterans

Felix Ebbestad

Defense Attaché of the Royal Danish Embassy to Ukraine

ІІІ Session
13:35-14:35

Success Stories and History of Leadership in the Veteran Community

Moderator: Andriana Arekhta

Veteran, Head of “Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement” NGO

Taras Chmout

Chair of the “International Charity Foundation “Come Back Alive”

Yuriy Shchyrin

Founder and General Director of the Agency of Industrial Marketing

Mariya Berlinska

Veteran, IREX Veterans Reintegration Program Manager

Yuriy Loshak

Ukrainian Armed Forces serviceman, Commander of the Kerch Marine Guard Detachment of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine in 2014

15:00-15:55

Veterans Sports: Paving the Path to Rehabilitation

Oksana Horbach

Warrior Games’ National Coordinator, Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Communications StratCom Ukraine

Maks Yermokhin

Member of Ukrainian National Team in Warrior Games-2021, Ukrainian Armed Forces serviceman

Ihor Bezkaravayny

Deputy Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Member of Ukrainian National Team in Invictus Games and Warrior Games-2021

Viktor Lehkodukh

Member of Ukrainian National Team in Warrior Games-2021

Oleksiy Mykhaylychenko

First Vice-President of Ukrainian Association of Football, Honored Football Coach of Ukraine, Olympic Champion

16:00-16:10
Volodymyr Zelenskiy

President of Ukraine