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Volodymyr Omelchenko
Director, Energy programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv.

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992).

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy.


  • 1992–1996, worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry;
  • 1997–1998 — head expert of the division of oil, gas and petroleum refining industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine;
  • 1998–2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in charge of oil transportation section;
  • 2004–2007 — chief consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC;
  • since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director since 2013.
Telephone: (+380-44) 206-85-02
E-mail: omelchenko@uceps.com.ua

Latest comments
The EU could have already given up Russian gas but is attracted by the low price
14 October 2014  EU, Russia, Gas, Gas price
Attracting investment will reduce Ukraine's energy dependence on Russia
30 September 2014  Energy independence, Russia
Russia knows that shutting off gas to Ukraine will disrupt transit to Europe
23 June 2014  Russia, Gas conflict, Gas transportation, EU
Russia is using gas as energy weapons in the economic war with Ukraine
23 June 2014  Russia, Gas, Gas conflict
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Gazprom wants to buy the Ukrainian gas pipeline system at a reduced price
29 May 2013  Gas transportation, Gazprom, Russia-led unions
Ukraine is still dependent on Russian gas because the government continues to back private interests
16 June 2011  Gas price, Energy independence
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