Mykola is a political and military journalist in with over 10 years of experience in media. He earned his Master’s degree in management and economics. Mykola has worked as an investigative journalist covering issues of corruption, including conflict with involving the regime of former president Yanukovich, as well as the conflict of the Russian invasion on the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. Previously, Mykola was a participant of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State as well as a participant of the internship at Deutsche Welle media broadcast in Bonn, Germany. He speaks frequently at think-tanks and other organizations in Washington D.C. on Ukrainian-Russian conflict, Eastern Europe and local politics of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Mykole worked as a contributor to the Atlantic Council’s “Ukraine Alert” blog, the Jamestown Foundation (EDM) and KyivPost,, Echo of Moscow. In 2017 he was participated in the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation fellowship at SAIS in Washington D.C. where he researched Russian informational warfare in Ukraine, the EU and US. Mykole has authored of over 200 publications and interviews on the US, Ukrainian and Russian issues, conflict in the Donbas and U.S. policy towards the Eastern European region. He speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and some Polish.

Host Org: Voice of America

Fellow role at Voice of America: Mykola will serve as a journalist, identifying and researching news and feature stories about UR-Russia relations and American life. He will expand his skills in journalism and storytelling on various digital platforms and produce TV reports for international broadcast and/or digital content.