Briefing “Who sets the rules in the Black Sea? Russia vs NATO”, October 29, 2019, 10:00, Glavkom

The Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI invites to attend briefing “Who sets the rules in the Black Sea? Russia vs NATO” and presentation of the next issue 3 (35) of the Black Sea Security Journal, which will be held on October 29, 2019 from 10:00 till 11:00 in the press centre of the IA “Glavkom” (Kyiv, vul. Shovkovychna 8/20).


French leadership's position on rapprochement with Putin's regime, excessive seizure of Germany by corrupt Russian "gas flows," transit of power in the European Union, deepening of the European-American and American-Chinese misunderstandings, Brexit, Middle East events and internal crisis in US divert the world's attention and unleash the Kremlin's hands to continue the aggression not only against Ukraine but also the countries of the wider Black Sea region, turning the Black Sea into a "Russian lake."  

In July-August 2019, Russia imposed an unprecedented number of restrictions on the freedom of navigation in the Black Sea, an indicator of its far-reaching intentions to single-handedly control regional space. Before that, a bold and demonstrative step was taken during the traditional multinational Sea Breeze-2019 exercises. Such actions have become a new form of demonstration of Russian domination in the regional space. The formula for setting the A2 / AD zone using navigation restrictions is being worked out by Russia for the Black Sea blockade scenario. The activity of Russia and in the artificially created A2 / AD-zone in the Azov Sea has intensified. In August 2019, a new increase in the compulsory delay of vessels departing to and from the Ukrainian ports of the Azov Sea began. This and other facts of Russian aggression in the Black Sea region, threats and challenges to Black Sea security, will be discussed at the briefing.

Mykhailo Gonchar, President of the Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI will present to the public the new issue of the Black Sea Security Journal and the results of the security monitoring in the Black – Azov Sea region, which is implemented in the framework of the Project “Promoting Security in the Black-Azov Sea Region through Higher Involvement of Non-Governmental Players” with support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Vitalii Martyniuk, Executive Director of the Centre Strategy XXI will moderate the briefing.

Among the invited speakers – Hanna Hopko, member of the Parliament of Ukraine of VIII convocation, Head of the Committee on the Foreign Affairs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2014–2019).

Working Language - Ukrainian

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