On 21st of February Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia jointly organized a discussion “Deoccupation of Ukraine and Georgia: Role of the State, International Organizations, and Civil Society Institutions”. The event was dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
The aim of the event was to hold a discussion with the engagement of the representatives of Georgian authorities, diplomatic missions, international organizations accredited in Georgia, non-governmental organizations and Mass-Media on the temporary occupation of the territories of Ukraine and Georgia- the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts as well as of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region by Russian Federation.
The distinguished speakers included H.E. Mr. Ihor Dolhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Georgia, Akhtem Chyigoz, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Nariman Ustaev, Advisor of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, • Amb. Volodymyr Ogryzko, President, Centre for Russian Studies, Lasha Darsalia, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shota Utiashvili and Amb. Valeri Chechelashvili, Senior Fellows, Rondeli Foundation.
The event was followed the presentation of the book “Russia – The Main Threat to the Global Order: The Urgent Need for Counteracting and Creation of the Deterrence System”.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of governmental and non-nongovernmental organizations diplomatic missions and international organizations as well as of the research institutions and Mass-Media. The event was followed by Q&A period between the speakers and participants.