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An informal meeting of foreign journalists with government officials


An informal meeting of foreign journalists with government officials took place at the Ukraine-Ukrinform Media Center to discuss problematic issues related to the work of media outlets in Ukraine under martial law.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy Taras Shevchenko, Head of the Center for Strategic Communications at the MCIP Ihor Solovey, Chief of the Public Affairs Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Bohdan Senyk, Director General of Ukrinform Oleksandr Kharchenko, and Media Center Ukraine-Ukrinform Representative Alina Frolova and moderator Andriy Shevchenko.

Representatives of foreign media and speakers discussed ways to address the issues faced by the media while working in Ukraine under martial law.

In particular, the chief of the Public Affairs Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Bohdan Senyk stressed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine work around the clock mode of maximum assistance to representatives of Ukrainian and world media in matters related to accreditation and its verification, clarification of the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General Valerii Zaluzhnyi regarding the normalization of interaction with journalists in the combat areas for the period of martial law, the rules of shooting in the combat areas and other topical issues of cooperation.

He also expressed his deep gratitude to the representatives of all media outlets who boldly and selflessly perform their journalistic duty for the objective, truthful, comprehensive and effective coverage of russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine and conveying the truth, which is unbuttoned by the kremlin propaganda, to the world community.

Ukraine-Ukrinform Media Center is a partner network of media platforms in Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv.

The Media Center was established as a public initiative of communication specialists, with the support of central and local authorities.

The focus of its work is working with foreign journalists, establishing effective communication between government, business and the public sector. And also – the creation of an expert environment to develop effective communication strategies to help Ukraine win the war and recover after the Victory.

As of May 24, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine have accredited 8,727 representatives of Ukrainian and foreign media to cover the events in the combat and war areas for informing about the war crimes of the russian federation in Ukraine.