On March 19, 2019 the Vernadskyi Tauric National University hosted the international conference "Putin's Wars in Eastern Europe: the post-Crimean reality", dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the Crimean occupation, organized by the Center for Global Studies "Strategy XXI" and the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine.
The event was attended by members of the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security Issues of the NISS, including the Head of the Department O. Aleksandrov, Senior Researcher V. Kravchenko and Junior Researcher O. Davymuka.
The event was devoted to the discussion of the security situation in the Eastern Europe region, as well as of the potential instruments that may be used by Russia to further destabilize the domestic political situation in the countries of the region.
The participants of the event were greeted by Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine H. Hopko, acting director of the Tauric National University V. Kazarin, Head of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine G. Baumann, and the president of the "Strategy XXI" think tank M. Honchar.
The conference consisted of 4 panels: "Hybrid threats of the post-Crimean policy of the Russian Federation to the newly independent states", "The force aspect of Russian policy in the Azov-Black Sea region", "Regional features of the hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation" and "Humanitarian tools for the consequences of hybrid aggression of the Russian Federation" .
The event was attended by representatives of the expert and scientific community of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Serbia, Estonia, Czech Republic. The Institute's staff took an active part in discussing the issues that were considered at the conference.