Fourth Online Intermarium Conference Programme


Fourth International Online Conference of the Intermarium Support Group
“Global Turbulence and the Purpose of Intermarium”

On December 18, 2020 (starting at 14:00 Kyiv Time) the Fourth International Conference of the Intermarium Support Group, founded by Andriy Biletsky, the Leader of National Corps, the founder and the first commander of the Azov Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, will take place.

For obvious reasons, this year it will be held online, and the core blocks of this cycle, Ukraine’s defensibility as a key to Eastern European security and the regional solidarity, will be considered in the light of global challenges that we observe and experience at present.

After all, today, the Russian-Ukrainian war is accompanied not only by the migration crisis and terrorist attacks in Europe and all over the world but also by military conflicts with the participation of the Russian Federation, which have shifted from the area of ​​Syria to the Nagorno-Karabakh. Unexpectedly, the Belarusian “Maidan” burst out, as did the BLM protests in the United States, which, combined with the ongoing struggle for the outcome of the presidential election, threatens to plunge this superpower into a whirlpool of its own turbulence that will last for years. All these processes, which create a fertile field for hybrid intervention of the Russian media and lobbies, will be considered in the framework of the block entitled “Era of the Post-Truth and Information Warfares.”

At the same time, it is hard to overlook positive changes in the development of The Three Seas Initiative: the issue of Ukraine’s accession to the project despite its non-aligned status is increasingly raised, and the Intermarium Interfactional Association was initiated in the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine.

Deoccupation of the Donbas as seen by the Ukrainian and Croatian veterans, exchange of experience with allied parties in the region’s parliaments and the future of Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe in the face of global turbulence and new pandemic challenges are a short list of issues to be discussed at the conference.

Conference Programme

The Fourth International Online Conference of the Intermarium Support Group (to be intercepted)

“Global Turbulence and the Purpose of Intermarium”

December 18, 14:00-19:00 Kyiv Time

Moderated by Olena Semenyaka, International Secretary of National Corps

  1. Security of Ukraine – Security of Eastern Europe

Jan Pieklo
Ex-Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland in Ukraine
“Report ‘Russian War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine’ and the Prospects for Recognizing the LDNR as Terrorist Formations”

Željko Glasnović
Retired General of the Croatian Armed Forces, HNR-Neovisni za Hrvatsku (the Independents for Croatia)
“Croatian Sovereignty and the West in the Mirror of Ukraine: Defense and Political Aspects”

Maksym Zhorin
Ex-Commander of the “Azov” Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, Head of the Central HQ of National Corps
“Eastern Europe – the Area of Russia’s Aggression”

Vladyslav Sobolevsky
Ex-Deputy Head of the HQ of the “Azov” Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the Central HQ of National Corps
“Intermarium and Ukraine’s Nuclear Status: A Nuclear Umbrella for the Friends”

Sergiy Tamarin
Ex-Commander of the “Skhid” (East) Special Purpose Company of the Ministry of the Interior of Ukraine, Head of the Kyiv Department of National Corps
“Police Reform in the Light of Russia’s Hybrid Challenges to the Region: The Ukrainian Experience”

Shymkevych Kateryna
Associate Professor of the Department of Law and Public Administration at the Zaporizhia Institute of Economics and Information Technologies, Expert of the Analytical Center for Balkan Studies, PhD in Historical Sciences
“Croatian Reintegration and the Bosnian Peace. The Risks and Consequences of the Peacekeeping Process in the Donbas”

  1. Regional Solidarity

Marko Milanović Litre
MP of Croatia, HKS-Hrvatska konzervativna stranka (Croatian Conservative Party)
“Croatian-Ukrainian Geopolitical Cooperation and the Path of Croatian ‘Sovereignists'”

Denis Šeler
Ex-Officer of the 1. Croatian Guards Brigade, Ex-Soldier of the Azov Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine
“From Croatian to Ukrainian Independence War and the Croatian-Ukrainian Civil Cooperation”

Ruuben Kaalep
MP of Estonia, EKRE (Estonian People’s Conservative Party)
“Intermarium in the Context of EKRE’s Parliamentary Politics”

Mykola Kravchenko
Deputy Head of National Corps, PhD in History
“Vectors of International Cooperation within the Adriatic-Baltic-Black Sea Community: Ukrainian Experience and Prospects”

Moderated by Vladyslav Kovalchuk, Analyst of the Intermarium Support Group

  1. The Three Seas Initiative

Sviatoslav Yurash
MP of Ukraine, Sluga Narodu (Servant of the People), Coordinator of the Intermarium Interfactional Association of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
“Intermarium Interfactional Association of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Prospects for Expanding the Three Seas Initiative”

Jerzy Targalski
Doctor of Humanities, Advisor to the Minister of National Defense of Poland, Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw
“Perspectives of Intermarium after the Election in the US”

Mariusz Patey
Center for Political Thought of Roman Rybarsky, Expert on the Energy Market and Energy Security
“Security Deficits in the region of Central and Eastern Europe as a Slowdown in Unleashing Synergies in Cooperation. Endogenous and Exogenous Sources of Risk”

Yevgeniy Bilonozhko
Chief Editor of PoloNews Portal, PhD in Philosophy
“Intermarium vs. The Three Seas Initiative: Reality and Prospects”

  1. Era of the Post-Truth and Information Warfares

Karol Chwedczuk Szulc
Assistant Professor at the University of Wrocław, Faculty Fellow in Residence at the School of International Service, PhD in Political Sciences
“USA in the post-Trump Period. BLM Protests, their Influence on the US Foreign Policy and the Risks of Civil War”

Zmicier Mickiewicz
Analyst of Belarus Security Blog Analytical Centre
“The Main Narratives of Russian Propaganda in Belarus in 2020”

Oleksandr Alf’orov
Press Secretary of National Corps, PhD in History
“Solidary Policy of Historical Memory as the Region’s Information Shield”

Oleksandr Chupryniuk
Education Projects Manager of National Corps, Expert of the Institute of National Development
“Ukraine Among the Top30 Economies as an Antidote to the Kremlin’s Myth of the ‘Failed State'”