Europe will fight Kremlin’s influence in Central Asia

January 21, 2024


Strengthening EU cooperation with the countries of Central Asia is becoming even more relevant with the growth of security threats, said the co-director of foreign policy and international security programmes of Razumkov Centre Mykhailo Pashkov on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.  

He also believes that the confrontation between the West and China will intensify, in the light of competition for influence in different parts of the world.


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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