Ukrainian Ambassador, Mykola Kulinich, opened the international conference 'Ukraine and the world: culture, politics, society', at Melbourne's Monash University. In his speech, the ambassador stated that, "The events that unfold in Ukraine, depend heavily on not only the situation in Europe, but the whole world. Because the conflict in Ukraine- is not a domestic war, it is not merely a war with Russia, it is a conflict of civilizations. At stake are world values such as democracy, respect for the principles of international law and human rights.",
For the first time in history, the Embassy of Ukraine financially supports such an international expert discussion in Australia.
The conference is attended by academics from Australia, Ukraine, Belgium, Italy, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. The event is organized by the . Mykola Zerov Center for Ukrainian Studies of Monash University with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia, the Association of Ukrainians of Australia and New Zealand and the Scientific Society of Shevchenko in Australia.