Select Committee on Defence Seventh Special Report




10-15 December 2000

Sunday 10 December

In transit to Kiev

Monday 11 December

Briefing by HM Ambassador at the Embassy

Meeting at the Ministry of Defence with First-Deputy Defence Minister General Ivan Bizhan

Meeting with Anatoliy Grytsenko, Ukranian Centre for Economic and Political Studies

Meeting with the Rada Defence Committee

Meeting with representatives of the National Defence and Security Council

Working dinner at HM Ambassador's Residence

Tuesday 12 December

Meeting with Anatoliy Orel, Head of Foreign Policy Department of Presidential Administration

Meeting with Ihor Kharchenko, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Meeting with the Rada Foreign Affairs Committee

Debriefing at Embassy with HM Ambassador

Transit to Moscow

Wednesday 13 December

Briefing at the British Embassy Moscow

Meeting with the Duma Defence Committee

Meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Duma International Affairs Committee

Working dinner at the Ambassador's Residence

Thursday 14 December

Visit to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Working lunch hosted by Deputy Head of Mission, David Gowan, with independent experts, journalists and academics

Meeting with Aleksandr Avdeev, acting Foreign Minister

Meeting with General Aleksandr Skvortsov, Deputy Chief of General Staff

Press Conference

Working dinner

Friday 15 December

Centre for International and Strategic Studies - round table discussions with academics and independent experts, hosted by director Dr A Nikitin


20-22 March 2001

20 March 2001

Briefing and discussions with Brig Hamish Rollo, HQ Mulitnational Brigade (Centre), Pristina

Visit to Task-force Viking (Norwegian led reserve) at the 'Chicken Leg' on   Kosovo/Serbia/Macedonia border

Meeting with Ramush Haadinaj, President of Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK)

Meeting with Momcilo Trajkovic, President of Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS)

Working dinner

21 March 2001

Visit to UK Combat Service Support battalion, including field hospital

Visit to Multi-National Military Police

Meeting with Andrew Lloyd, Head of British Office, Pristina

Group visits—Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 38 Engineer Regiment and 2 Royal Tank Regiment

22 March 2001

Meeting with Silih Gashi (President of LDK) and Siegfried Brenke

(UN Interim Administration in Kosovo)

Meeting with Hashin Thaci, President of the PDK

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