Talks and Language

April 01, 2022

Talks between Ukraine and Russia have been going on for 33 days. And the “special operation” against Ukrainians already lasts 37 days. It is much longer than the war in Georgia in 2008, and so far, significantly shorter than the war in Moldova in 1992. Why do we take these wars as examples? The answer is simple — the enemy is the same, and the scenario is the same.

During wars, negotiations usually take place between the warring parties. And the current Russia-Ukraine war is no exception. Negotiations are probably necessary, as they can help solve urgent issues, such as humanitarian corridors — although in our case it almost does not work.

Alla Chernova

Head of Editorial and Publishing Department

Born in 1975 in Stepanakert, Azerbaijan


Kyiv State University of Theatrical Arts, Faculty of Culture Science (1998)

Kyiv National University of Internal Affairs, Faculty of Law (2006)


1992 – 1993 worked for the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) Commission for Youth Affairs

1994 – 1999 — Administration of the President of Ukraine

2000 – 2006 — Razumkov Centre's Office Manager. Member of the editorial team of the National Security & Defence Journal and SIPRI Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

2006 – 2007 — Legal Assistant to the President of the Ukrainian Aviation Transport Company, a state enterprise of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

since March, 2007 — editor, National Security & Defence Journal

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