This time the theme will be "Russia’s Strategic Exercises: messages and implications" with Valeriy Akimenko (Research Lead on Russia and Ukraine, Conflict Studies Research Centre), Dr. Vira Ratsiborynska (Adjunct Professor on NATO and transatlantic approaches to security and Global politics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Maj. Marius Varna (Staff officer and project manager of the report on Russia’s strategic military exercises, NATO StratCom COE) and CDR Dr. Grzegorz Łyko (Chief of Staff, NATO StratCom COE).
"This event will address how Russia uses military exercises as means to achieve information dominance and maintain its geopolitical, military and political objectives. We will analyse key messages Russia is trying to convey to different audiences and what the impact of these messages is on European security and the European information environment," says advance material.
"During this event, we will present an upcoming NATO STRATCOMCOE publication focusing on major strategic Russian military exercises Vostok 2018, Tsentr 2019 and Grom 2019," organizers add.
The event will be livestreamed on 1 July at 16:00 Rīga time (GMT+3) on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as on this LSM page.