Schedule of press briefings in Ukraine crisis media center on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

11:30 Olesya Ostrovska, Deputy Minister of Culture; Kateryna Serhatskova, journalist, information coordinator of the initiative group to help Oleg Sentsov (Ukrainian film director, arrested in Simferopol by occupational authorities, charged with preparation of terrorist attack and escorted to Moscow jail).

12:00 Andriy Sadovyi, mayor of Lviv

13:00 Serhiy Astakhov, Assistant Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Topic: “Strengthening of the state border on the eve of Ukrainian presidential election”.

13:30 Joseph Zisels, dissident, human rights activist, Head of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, Head of the General Council of the Eurasian Jewish Congress

14:00 Press-briefing of the “First of December initiative” group representatives. Topic: “The election situation in Ukraine and the main challenges faced by every citizen on the eve of the presidential elections”. Participants:

Vyacheslav Briukhovetskyi, Honorary President of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Vadim Skurativskiy, Ukraininan art critic, historian, expert in literature, essayist.

Yevgen Sverstyuk, Ukrainian writer, former political prisoner

15:00 Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Transport

16:00 Natalia Didyk, Dmytro Karp, Anna Malyar, representatives of the “Circle of People’s Trust”, “Automaidan Kyiv”, “Lustration Committee of Maidan”. Topic: “Submitting an application to the Prosecutor General to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine”.