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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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Paris attacks will probably intensify involvement of Western coalition in Syria
18 November 2015  France, Terrorism
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26 October 2015  Russia, NATO, Donbas
The West lacks determination to demonstrate its military superiority over Russia
16 October 2015  Russia, Putin, USA
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15 October 2015  Donbas, Borders, Russia, Local elections
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