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Oleksiy Melnyk
Co-director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes

Born in 1962 in Khmelnytsty Rgn.


  • Royal College of Defence Studies, London, UK (2007)
  • Air Field Operations Officer School, Biloxy, MS, US (2001)
  • Squadron Officer School, Montgomery, AL, US (1994)
  • Defence Language Institute, San Antonio, TX, US (1994)
  • Chernihiv Higher Military Air Force Academy, Ukraine (1984)


  • 1980-2001 Air Force active service (Cadet, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, Squadron Commander, Deputy Air Force Base Commander. Participated in two UN peacekeeping operations, Lt.Colonel (Ret).
  • 2001-2004 Razumkov Centre.
  • 2004-2005 State Company Ukroboronservice.
  • 2005-2008 Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, Head Organisational and Analytical Division First Assistant to Minister of Defence.
Telephone: (+380-44) 201-11-95
E-mail: melnyk@uceps.com.ua

Latest comments
Pullout of Ukrainian volunteer fighters from Shyrokyne might threaten Mariupol
31 July 2015  War, Volunteer battalions, Donbas, Russia
The final decision on the case of the MH17 crash should be made by an international tribunal
20 July 2015  Disasters, UN, Russia, Donbas
All the conditions for Russias full-scale attack have been created in Donbas
15 July 2015  Donbas, Russia, War
The main criterion for performance of the militaryindustrial complex should not be profit but meeting the needs of the front
13 July 2015  Arms industry, Army equipment, War
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22 April 2015  Putin, Russia, Iran, USA, EU
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Putins dogs
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