Луганський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка

Meeting with representatives of the OSCE

On December 11, students and teachers of the Institute of History, International Relations and Socio-Political Sciences met with representatives of the OSCE.

As part of the meeting of the Political and Legal Discussion Club “Analytics” students and teachers of the Educational and Research Institute of History, International Relations and Socio-Political Sciences met with representatives of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine.

At the beginning of the event, Director of the Institute Anton Bader addressed all those present, “In my opinion, such an event has two components: firstly, to learn more about what this international organization is doing, and secondly, for students to communicate with experts , because it is not only interesting, but also usefulˮ.

The event was attended by the Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work Oleksandr Babichev, who noted that this is a very valuable meeting for the university, because students will be able to learn more about the organization’s work and its main functions. “The purpose of this event is to create a clear understanding of exactly what people who work in the OSCE are doing and what their purpose at the territory of the Joint Forces Operation,” the Vice Rector said.

The OSCE observer in Ukraine Marko Doshlyak told students about this organization, noting that it consists of 57 countries of the world, 3 continents: North America, Europe and Asia. He noted that in Ukraine it began its activities in 2014 and currently there are almost 700 international observers from more than 40 countries, of which 600 are working in the Donbas.

On this day, for more efficient assimilation of information, students were divided into four groups. So, the first group discussed human rights issues with Jordan Arsov, an expert from the Humanitarian Affairs Department. Marcus Krottmeier, an expert on gender issues, spoke about gender characteristics in the world with the second group. Roman Cheban, technical observer of the OSCE mission in Ukraine, showed the UAV Mavik-2ˮ to the third group, and the fourth group, led by Baysh Kalchaev, examined mines and listened to types of explosives.

The language barrier did not interfere with communication, because translators were present along with experts.

The meeting of the OSCE representatives with the students turned out to be interesting and informative. In addition to the information that the experts told, students had the opportunity to ask their questions and get comprehensive answers.

Viktoria Kalinina,
Press Center of LTSNU

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