Some Factors of Military Diplomacy

April 04, 2022

At the end of March, President Zelenskyy signed a decree dismissing the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Morocco, commenting it as follows: “If there are no weapons, no sanctions... then look for another job”. To some extent, the practice of military diplomacy has been carried out since 2014, but now it is about introducing a clear and rigid matrix for assessing the effectiveness of diplomatic missions in wartime. In general, several relevant criteria can be distinguished: a) the results of military and technical cooperation with the host country, b) the host country’s participation in the sanctions front and its position on international platforms on the Ukrainian issue, c) the amount of financial and economic support.

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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