The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs (AIPA) invites all its members, friends, and guests to a zoom webinar with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko, who will talk about the situation in Ukraine one year after the Russian invasion, what is at stakes in Ukraine's defence against this aggression, and the importance of assistance given to the people of Ukraine from all their supporters, including those in Poland and Australia.
The recording is available on the AIPA YouTube page here.
His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko has been an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia since March 2022, Adviser to the Minister of Ukraine (on a voluntary basis) since March 7, 2022, as well as CEO and Partner at CFC Big Ideas. He earned MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2006, UK). He also holds MA and BA degrees from the Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Shevchenko University (2002, 2003). Vasyl is a graduate of the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program at Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University (2002, USA) and Swedish Institute Management Program (Sweden, 2009), and a two-week intensive course on public affairs and advocacy from the Center of Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, DC (USA, 2014).
In March 2022, Mr Myroshnychenko was appointed as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia. In early April 2022, he met with Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton to discuss the purchase of Bushmaster vehicles and Australian assistance in documenting and prosecuting alleged Russian war crimes. In July 2022, Mr Myroshnychenko welcomed the incoming Albanese government's announcement that Australia would provide A$100 million worth of aid to Ukraine following Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's state visit to Ukraine. He is known for his effective diplomacy, as well as extensive charitable involvements.