The meeting has begun with the opening speech of ONU Mechnikov Rector, Professor Igor KOVAL.
The lecturers of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology and the guests of the university presented the following reports: Associate Professor Sergii GLEBOV ("Security Dynamics in the Black Sea Region: Challenges to Euro-Atlantic Security "), Professor Olga BRUSYLOVSKA ("The NATO Factor in Russian-Ukrainian Relations "), Associate Professor Volodymyr DUBOVYK ("Ukraine's Security Choices "), Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, UA:Ukraine Analytica Anastasiia GERASYMCHUK ("US-Ukraine-Russia Relations "), Senior Research Fellow, Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “Borysfen Intel” Oleksiy VOLOVYCH ("The Energy Aspects of the Russian- Ukrainian Confrontation ").
The meeting was attended by NATO representatives in Europe and the International Secretariat, the European countries delegations’ members, Verkhovna Rada representatives, NATO representatives in Ukraine, namely: Co-Chairperson of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council Hon. Raynell ANDREYCHUK (Canada), Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Metin Lutfi BAYDAR (Turkey), Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, UNIC member Rasa JUKNEVICIENE (Lithuania) Milen MIHOV, Spas PANCHEV (Bulgaria), Miro KOVAC, Nenad STAZIC (Croatia) , Philippe FOLLIOT, member of UNIC Philippe MICHEL-KLEISBAUER (France), member of UNIC Aleksandrs KIRSTEINS, member of UNIC Ivans KLEMENTJEVS (Latvia), Adam BIELAN (Poland), General Rapporteur Julio MIRANDA CALHA, Luis VALES (Portugal), Ramon MORENO, Ricardo TARNO (Portugal), Ertan AYDIN, Deputy Chairman Ahmet Berat CONKAR, UNIC member Sirin UNAL, Oktay VURAL, Kenan ARPACIOGLU, Hakan ERDOGAN (Turkey), Douglas CHAPMAN (Great Britain), Member of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Oksana YURYNETS, Deputy Director of the Secretariat of the Committee on the European Integration and Secretary of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Ihor MYSYK; Deputy Secretary General Ruxandra POPA, Assistant Secretary General and Director of Economics and Security Committee Paul COOK, Director of Political Committee Steffen SACHS, Eastern Europe Adviser Svitlana SVYETOVA; Head of the NATO Representation to Ukraine and Director of the NATO Liaison Office Alexander VINNIKOV, Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Andrew CUTHBERT, Security Officer Colonel Nicu SECARA; Director of NATO Information and Documentation Office in Ukraine Barbora MARONKOVA.
The Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University was represented by: Rector Professor Igor Koval, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology Associate Professor Viktor GLEBOV, Head of the Department of International Relations Professor Olga BRUSYLOVSKA, Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies Associate Professor Volodymyr Dubovyk, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology and Leading Researcher of the Center for International Studies Associate Professor Sergii GLEBOV, Head of International Relations Office Professor Viktor GRINEVYCH, European Studies program coordinator and the Researcher of the Center for International Studies Associate Professor Denys KUZMIN.
The interpreters assisted to the work of the council.
The guests listened to the reports with great attention and interest, asked numerous questions and obtained comprehensive answers to them.
The organizers of UKRAINE-NATO INTERPARLIAMENTARY COUNCIL highly appreciated the work of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University team in its efforts to organize and to conduct the Outstanding Event, which, for sure, will influence greatly the Ukraine-NATO relations in general.
(Photo: Hon. Raynell ANDREYCHUK, the Canadian Parliament Senator, and Prof. Igor KOVAL, Rector of ONU Mechnikov, are discussing the actual problems of Ukraine-NATO relations)