15:00 – 16:30 CEST
Panel 1: Germany as a platform for the Ukraine war
The Air Base Ramstein has a key role in the Ukraine war. The so-called Contact Group for Military Support to Ukraine meets regularly at Ramstein Air Base. In addition, the airbase is home to the headquarters of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa, as well as the NATO Allied Air Command. Just days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a round-the-clock operations center, ECCU (Eucom Control Center Ukraine), was installed at U.S. EUCOM. In addition, Ukrainian soldiers are being trained at several U.S. and German military bases.
16:30 – 18:00 CEST
Panel 2: The political and legal assessment of the Ukraine war?
Representatives of western governments and the media convey an image that the global community is united on the course of the war, arms deliveries and sanctions. We want to take a global look at the war and to address the views of the international community, especially the Global South. In doing so, we will also discuss the question of what role military bases play in global conflicts. In addition, we want to clarify the legal assessments of the Ukraine war. How should the war in Ukraine be scrutinized under international law? How to assess arms supplies, sanctions and support in general for the parties to the conflict under the law of neutrality? What actions make a state a party to the conflict?
Antonio Carvallo (Chile, World Humanist Forum Asia, Pressenza)
Julieta Daza (Venezuela, journalist, activist)
Kate Hudson (UK, CND, European Left, Transform!)
Alain Rouy (France, Mouvement de la Paix, IPB, European Left)
Amela Skiljan (Germany, IALANA)