Schedule of press-briefings in Ukraine Crisis Media Center for May 17, 2016

10-00 Topic: “Ministry of Defense of Ukraine: updates on the activities over the past 4 days”
Lt. Col. Oleksiy Chernobai, Ministry of Defense of Ukraine spokesperson

10-30 Topic: “New rates on gas and central heating: rationale behind new prices and life in Ukraine with new challenge”
Dmytro Vovk, Chairman of the National Commission of Ukraine for State Energy and Public Utilities Regulation
Yuriy Voytovych, Head of the “Naftogaz Ukraine” Energy Saving & Energy Efficiency Department
Oleksandr Narbut, president of the Kyiv Energy Research Institute
Victor Merkushov, Presidium member, all-Ukrainian NGO “Energy Association of Ukraine”
Andriy Favorov, director of the company “Energy Resources of Ukraine”
Tetyana Gryaznova, CFO of “Kyivenergo”
Moderator: Dmytro Grygoriev, deputy general director at the Center for research in energy industry (

12-00 Topic: “Integration of IDPs from Crimea and Donbas in the new communities”.UCMC pilot project “Spokesperson of peaceful life”
Tetyana Guzyk, NGO “Crimean diaspora”
Oleksandr Starikov, businessman, IDP from Donetsk
Olena Deriugina, IDP from Luhansk

12-30 Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, Presidential Administration spokesperson on ATO related issues

13-00 Topic: “May 19 – Day of Europe in Verkhovna Rada: laws to adopt for the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement implementation”
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice-Prime-Minister on Eurointegration and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
Iryna Geraschenko, first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada
Jan Tombinski, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
Svitlana Zalischuk, MP (“Petro Poroshenko Block” faction), representative of the interfactiona union “Eurooptimists”, head of the Parliamentary sub-Committee on Euгоatlantic Cooperation & Euro-Atlantic Integration
Liubov Akulenko, coordinatior of informational campaign “Sylnishi Rasom”
Yaroslav Yurchushyn, advocacy expert, Reanimational Package of Reforms
Moderator: Maria Ionova, deputy head of the Parliamentary Committee on European Integration

14-00 Topic: “Budget policy: pragmatic approach to strategic decisions”
Anatoliy Maksiuta, ex-Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Board member at the Institute for Social & Economic Studies
Yaroslav Zhalilo, fellow researcher at the Institute of Economy & Prognostics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, scientific consultant at the Institute for Social & Economic Studies
Antonina Deshko, expert on financial policy, Institute for Social & Economic Studies
Svitlana Kovalivska, deputy director on development, Institute for Social & Economic Studies
Marianna Onufryk, expert on social policy, Institute for Social & Economic Studies

15-00 Round table on topic: “Crimea: reset. Return of the Peninsula”
Georgiy Tuka, Deputy Minister on Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs
Andriy Didenko, program coordinator of Kharkiv Advocacy Group
Natalia Belitser, expert, Pylyp Orlyk Democracy Institute
Yulia Tyschenko, expert of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research
Tamila Tasheva, co-founder of the civil initiative “Crimea SOS”
Oleksiy Starodubov, co-founder of the NGO “Crimean Expert Center”
Emine Dzheppar, advisor to the Minister of information policy on Crimea
Eskender Bariev, representative of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People
Oleksandra Matviychuk, NGO “Euromaidan SOS”
Veldar Shukudzhiev, activist, initiator of the film “Native Peoples”
Olga Skrypnyk, NGO “Center for Civic Education “Almenda”, Crimean Advocacy Group
Sergiy Kovalskyi, NGO “Crimean center for business & cultural cooperation “Ukrainian House”
Andriy Schekun, NGO “Crimean center forbusiness & cultural cooperation “Ukrainian House”
Sergiy Mokreniuk, NGO “Euromaidan-Crimea”
Vadym Kodachygov, civil association “Council of Civil Initiatives”
Leonid Miziuk, charitable foundation “Crimea.UA”
Vladyslav Khmelovskyi, NGO “Ukrainian Community of Crimea”
Andriy Ivanets, NGO “Tavrian Humanitarian Platform”
Volodymyr Lyashenko, NGO “Association of displaced persons”
Yulia Kazdobina, Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research