Shmyhal in Estonia: Tallinn leads the initiative to confiscate Russian assets


The co-director of Razumkov Center's foreign policy and international security programmes Mykhailo Pashkov discussed live on the FREEDOM TV channel the visit of Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to Estonia. That country is among the leaders in the legislative and legal support for confiscation of attached Russian assets — its support for Kyiv cannot be overestimated. Estonia may be called a strategic partner of Ukraine, and its society is united in the issue of support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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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