Petro Burkovskiy


Petro Burkovskyi is DIF Senior Fellow, supervising DIF analytical activities since October 2017. Before joining DIF Petro Burkovskyi worked for 14 years in the National Institute for Strategic Studies as head of the Center for Advanced Russia Studies (2019-2020), head of Department for Political System Development (2016-2019), deputy head of Analysis and Information Department (2010-2016), chief consultant (2006-2010). He is a cadre civil servant (2005-2018).

Petro Burkovskyi holds MA with distinction in Political Science from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2004). He is alumnus of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (2007). In 2014 participated in High Level Expert Program at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. In 2015 completed Defence Management Course at the Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK.

Since 2004 he is engaged in the civil society activity, working as an independent analyst for media watchdog “Detector Media”, tracking political propaganda influence and manipulation in Ukraine and Russia.

His areas of expertise are history, comparative analysis, constitutional law, decision making process, security policy, energy policy, international relations.

Happily married, together with wife Tetiana bringing up son and daughter.

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Putin lokker med sin vaccinesprøjte: Hos naboen er svaret et rungende »njet«

DIF Senior Fellow Petro Burkovskyi commented Danish paper "Berlingske" on Russian attempts to disrupt vacination campaign in Ukraine
23 February 2021

Popular perception of the Russian propaganda messages and social factors that shape it

In August DIF on request of Detector Media conducted a nationwide public opinion poll to study attitudes of Ukrainians toward media
22 October 2020

Why European integration is important for President Zelenskyi?

Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels
8 October 2020

Im Donbas ver­traut man immer noch Wolo­dy­myr Selen­skyj, glaubt aber nicht mehr an den „schnel­len Frieden“

Petro Bur­kovs­kyi
20 May 2020

Selen­skyj richtet sich in der Kom­fort­zone ein

Von Petro Bur­kovs­kyi
13 March 2020

Fünf Szenarien für die Entwicklung der Lage im Donbas: Was ist von Russland zu erwarten und was kann die Ukraine tun?

Petro Burkovskyi
6 March 2020

Lost in translation: Different interpretations of Paris peace talks spell trouble ahead

Petro Burkovskyi
13 December 2019

Ukraine’s Zelensky Bowed to Trump’s Demands, Until Luck Spared Him

Volodymyr Zelensky decided that military aid outweighed the risks of appearing to take sides in American politics.
7 November 2019

Withdrawal of Troops in Donbas: What's Happening Now?

What is happening now in Donbas?
6 November 2019

Meeting with the members of fact-finding mission of the International Cooperation Department of the Netherlands political party D66

DIF shared its expert views about latest political developments in Ukraine
5 November 2019