European Integration as a Part of Victory

March 17, 2022

Mykhailo Pashkov, Co-director of the Razumkov Centre’s Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes, explains why Ukraine should already prepare measures to join the European Union.

Russian intervention has radically accelerated Ukraine’s European integration and has forced Brussels to reconsider its “eastern” strategic priorities. The European Neighbourhood Policy already looks archaic, and the EU’s “Strategic Compass” for security and defence requires at least rethinking.

We have been writing a lot about the need for a new quality of EU-Ukraine relations, and it starts emerging only now — unfortunately in the conditions of war.

Mykhailo Pashkov

Co-Director, Foreign Relations and International Security Programmes

Born in 1958 in Roslavl, Smolensk oblast, Russia


Smolensk Institute of Pedagogy, Faculty of the Russian Language and Literature (1979)

Moscow Institute of Youth, Faculty of Journalism (1986)

Kyiv Institute of Political Science and Public Administration (1991)

Ph. D. in Philosophy; the author of more than 50 publications

1979 – 1989 — worked at different positions in district, regional and republican newspapers in Russia and Moldova

1991 – 1994 — worked in scientific institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

1994 – 1998 — Diplomatic Service at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre's Leading Expert

Diplomatic Rank: First Secretary. Most recent position in state structures — Chief Consultant, Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff

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