On 15 July 2014, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Parliament will hold a hearing on the situation in Ukraine. The Open Dialogue Foundation was invited to participate in the meeting, along with two other guests to provide the expertise and for an informal exchange of views with the Italian deputies.
The following speakers will take the floor during the event:
– Mrs Elena Rybak, wife of Volodymyr Rybak, pro-Ukrainian city councilman from Horlivka, in East Ukraine, found dead in April this year near Slovyansk
– Mr Mark Feygin, Russian lawyer and member of the political opposition to Vladimir Putin. He was the lawyer of the Pussy Riot group and currently is representing Mr Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatars, ex President of the Crimean Tatar’s Parliament
– Mrs Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, NGO active in promoting the respect for human rights, as well as the rule of law and democracy in the post-Soviet region.
At the beginning of July, Italy has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, therefore, it’s role on the international arena, also with regards to the current situation in Ukraine, is particularly important.