INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE “The Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine: “Is the Alliance ready for this and is Ukraine also ready?”25.05.2021
On May, 28 at 14:00 there will be an online round table on the topic: «The Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine: “Is the alliance ready for this and is Ukraine also ready?”
Organized by: “International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda.”
The NATO summit will be held in Brussels in June 2021, and one of the topics for discussion will be the Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine.
Recently, a number of politicians and experts have convincingly argued about the need to give this status to our state, especially because of Russia’s aggression and concentration of its troops near the borders with Ukraine.
At the same time, the rhetoric of some representatives of the NATO is changing towards not giving the MAP to Ukraine during the summit in June.
Perhaps due to the Russian influence, both official and unofficial, and also a hybrid one.
A more balanced and responsible stance is taken by the military of the alliance itself. They have repeatedly stated that the AFU is the flagship organization for implementing NATO standards and that they are the entity whose readiness meets NATO criteria.
This thesis is also confirmed by the successful conduct of joint combat training activities and exercises in Ukraine and on the territory of other countries.
The NATO military committee met last week in a format with Ukraine.
Colonel General Ruslan Khomchak, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was invited to the event. The Ukrainian military commander called on the countries of Alliance to form a systematic and consolidated approach to neutralize Russian influence and threats.
The specifics of the situation around the MAP for Ukraine needs to be discussed in the circle of experts.
The aspects to be considered during the round table:
- Is Ukraine ready to receive the MAP in June and what are the obstacles?
- What is the significance of the MAP for Ukraine due to the geopolitical situation in the world?
- Ukraine’s security and defence sector reforms stalled or implemented?
- What does the MAP do for the security and defence sector?
- How does information aggression by the Russian Federation take place? How does it use propaganda and “gun show” techniques? How much does this prevent Ukraine from receiving the MAP?
- Who benefits more from the receipt of the MAP by Ukraine: Ukraine itself or NATO by demonstrating transatlantic unity?
- Serhii Kryvonos, Major General, Armed Forces of Ukraine
- Myroslav Hai, deputy Head of the Reserve Committee journalist, public activist;
- Elina Shnurko-Tabakova, Head of the Council of Information Security and Cyber Protection
- Konstantyn Mashovets, Project Coordinator “Inforesist”
- Yury Lapaev, deputy editor-in-chief, “The Ukrainian Week”
- Garry TABAH U.S. Captain (Navy) retired.
- Yuri Kochevenko – Director of the International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda, moderator.
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The event will be broadcasted on the website and Ukrinform YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/UkrinformTV
For your information. The International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda is a non-governmental organization that aims to join international efforts against the Kremlin’s informational aggression.
The team of the Center consists of communication, psychology, sociology and security specialists, diplomats, journalists, volunteers from Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Belarus and other countries