Petro Burkovskiy

Executive Director

Petro Burkovskyi is DIF Executive Director, 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 (2018-2020), Head of Department for Political System Development (2016-2018), 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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Ohne Frieden oder ohne Russland?

Petro Burkovsky für die Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
22 November 2022

Europa darf sich nicht spalten lassen

Petro Burkovsky für die Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
19 November 2022

Critical time for the Ukrainian Energy System: What policy options and solutions Ukraine has to sustain the double challenge of winter and Russian aggression?

During the event, experts and analysts discussed the response of the Ukrainian government, local authorities, and energy companies to the co...
17 November 2022

Soldiers of fortune vs soldiers of freedom

Petro Burkovsky and Mamuka Mamulashvili on foreign volunteers and mercenaries fighting on the Ukrainian front in an interview with with TVP...
2 November 2022

Why Would Western Policymakers Favor a Ukrainian Stalemate Over Victory?

Petro Burkovskyy and Olexiy Haran on Ukrainian, Russian and Western objectives in the war
2 November 2022

“Distracting mobiliZation”. The review of the Russian media scene in August — September 2022

The Kremlin is trying to compensate for the loss of the strategic initiative by producing terrifying and “magnificent” info cases
14 October 2022

Petro Burkovskyi commented on Russian nuclear threats and NATO and France's response to them

Comment for TVP World
14 October 2022

Commentary by Petro Burkovskiy about incident with the Kerch bridge

Petro Burkovskiy commented on the events related to the explosion on the Crimean bridge for TVP World
13 October 2022

Elon Musk's plan to end Russian war in Ukraine - expert comments

The experts discussed Musk's comments on Twitter, in which he decided to address the issue of the war in Ukraine.
12 October 2022

Russia is failing in its terror tactics against Ukraine

Petro Burkovsky explains elements of Russian terror tactics and its origins
11 October 2022