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Gorshenin Institute to host roundtable "Ukraine's Special Operation Forces: development of asymmetric potential"

Experts will discuss whether the Special Operation Forces should prepare for combat missions abroad.

Gorshenin Institute to host roundtable "Ukraine's Special Operation Forces: development of asymmetric potential"
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Forces: development of asymmetric potential" at 10 a.m. on Monday, 25 November.

The event is co-organised by Gorshenin Institute and the Ukrainian Security Studies Institute.

Points for discussion:

1. Key areas for the development of the Special Operation Forces (SOF). The SOF's combat capabilities in three to five years.

2. Should the SOF prepare to carry out combat tasks abroad and in the occupied areas of Ukraine and on what terms?

3. Priorities for the rearmament of the SOF in three to five years.

4. The expedience of creating a single platform for the development of the SOF. Should various commands (directorates), like the Navy, the Main Intelligence Directorate, the Defence Ministry and the Foreign Intelligence Service, have special-purpose units?

5. The need for "motivating preferences": should there be tighter standards (fitness, arms handling) and, correspondingly, better support and higher remuneration?

Participants in the roundtable:

- Lt-Gen Igor Lunev, Commander of the Special Operation Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,

- Col Oleksandr Trepak, Commander of the 3rd detached special-purpose regiment named after Count Svyatoslav the Brave of the Special Operation Forces, Hero of Ukraine,

- Valentyn Badrak, director of the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, a board member of the Ukrainian Security Studies Institute

- Sergiy Zgurets, director of Defense Express Media & Consulting Company, a board member of the Ukrainian Security Studies Institute

- Viktor Sokolov, first vice-president of Gorshenin Institute

The discussion is moderated by Natalya Klauning, director for communications at Gorshenin Institute.

For media accreditation, call (044) 230 49 62 or email info@gorshenin.ua.

Any media coverage of the event must mention Gorshenin Institute and the Ukrainian Security Studies Institute as its organisers.

Venue: Gorshenin Institute, 18b, Mala Zhytomyrska St (enter through the arch from Mykhaylivskyy Lane), Kyiv.

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