Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism: a factor in the military seizure of nuclear facilities in Ukraine

Russia’s unjustified large-scale war in Ukraine and its "scorched earth" tactics in relation to Ukrainian cities and towns, as well as critical life support infrastructure, have become a well-known fact throughout the world. During this bloody war, Russia in the most barbaric way continues to violate international law in many areas, including humanitarian, military, cultural, security.

On 27 June 2022, after another targeted killing of civilians in the Kremenchuk shopping centre by Russian rockets, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders to recognise the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism at the legal level.

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 of Energy Programmes since 2013

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