Russia’s “Military Operation”: the War-Turned-Genocide

April 27, 2022

The Verkhovna Rada recognised Russia’s genocide in Ukraine. A number of countries around the world made similar statements. The ongoing process of political and legal qualification of the actions of the Russian invaders has specifics and features, as well as strategic and tactical consequences for Ukraine and the rest of the world.

On 14 April, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a Resolution on Russia’s genocide in Ukraine. The document also contains a corresponding appeal to international institutions and parliaments of the world. This is an important act that has set in motion the process of international political-diplomatic and legal definition of crimes committed by Russian forces on the Ukrainian territory during its military aggression starting on 24 February 2022.

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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