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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

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Restrictions on the use of mobile phones in the war zone aim to save soldiers lives
03 July 2015  War, Armed forces of Ukraine
Ukraines law enforcement agencies were littered with separatist sympathizers
24 June 2015  Russia, Donbas, War
The transit of Russian troops to Transnistria is a good subject for negotiations with the Kremlin
24 June 2015  Russia, Security policy
It would take an accident to see the conflict in Donbas blow up into all-out war
12 June 2015  War, Russia, Donbas
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