Return of MIA Office to Uzhhorod Is a Positive Step

February 12, 2018

The point of resuming the work of MIA office in Uzhhorod is to continue active negotiations with the Hungarian community in this region. MIA leaders are taking careful steps aimed at developing the existing dialogue and making it productive.

Regular presence of MIA in the region is crucial for maintaining direct contact with the Hungarian community. And in the context of the complex problems that lately arose between Kyiv and Budapest, this is a proper step. Hungary's position aimed at stalling Ukraine's European integration is inadequate. This knot has to be untangled.

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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