The Russian Invasion of Ukraine after Two Years

Join Victorian Harvard alumni for an intimate conversation with His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko.


Date: Wednesday 13th March
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Venue: A Melbourne CBD location, to be advised the day before
Cost: HCV Members and Guests $40 pp (members offered priority booking), Non-HCV Members $50 pp (includes finger food and refreshments).
Funds raised from the event will support the HCV Non-Profit Fellowship.
Registration:  Please click here to book.
RSVP: By Friday, 8 March. Capacity is limited. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

Please note that, unless waived by the speaker, this meeting will be held under the Chatham House Rule: participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

H.E Vasyl Myroshnychenko
Vasyl Myroshnychenko assumed the functions of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia on April 1, 2022, having served briefly as an Advisor to the Minister of Defence of Ukraine in March-April of 2022.

Between May 2021 and July 2022, Vasyl served as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Institute, a cultural diplomacy outfit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was an active business and civil society leader in Ukraine. From 2006 to 2022, he was a Partner at CFC Big Ideas, a Kyiv-based strategic communications company. He has 20 years of experience advising clients on corporate communications, public affairs and reputation management. Vasyl advised many multinational companies and domestic industry leaders across various sectors. Vasyl is a co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center, a media NGO set up in early March of 2014 aimed at amplifying Ukraine’s voice internationally. He was in charge of numerous projects and campaigns during 2014-2019. In 2015-2016, he was Chair of the Board of the Professional Government Association, an NGO which has united Ukrainian alumni of the Western Universities with a goal of mobilizing talent for the economic, legal and judicial reforms in Ukraine. In 2018, Vasyl was a Marshall Memorial Fellow, a prestigious leadership program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
He was a Chevening Scholar and 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 in international relations from Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Shevchenko University (2002, 2003).

Vasyl has two children and is married to Liana Myroshnychenko.