He was born on November 5, 1995 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine into a family of doctor and sea captain. He finished the Ukrainian gymnasium in Simferopol, where he was a head of a school council, with distinction. He entered the Cultural Diplomacy department in Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, from which he graduated with honors as well, in 2013. In 2014 studied political sciences in the University of Hull, UK under the «Erasmus+» program. He worked in the Google Krakow Office. He entered the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University for the master program of East European Studies in summer 2016. In September 2016 he was elected the Head of International Affairs Department.
He is fond of Ukrainian culture, modern literature and folk theater. Does boxing, climbing and canoeing. Explores ethnography of the Turkic people and studies psychological factors of solution of international political conflicts. He is interested in political realism, interwar period in history and international relations at the Versailles-Washington world order. He speaks English, Polish and Spanish and professes values of moderate liberalism.
«During 25 years of Ukrainian independency, most of its citizens have always associated our politicians with something very evil like corruption, jail folk philosophy, tyranny, lack of reforms and empty promises. And this is completely understandable because for the first time in centuries we got the opportunity to rule our country by ourselves, choosing and creating its image at our own.
However, despite the fact that Ukraine is more than ever in need of intelligent leaders, we over and over again feed and nourish this Many-Headed hydra, which spreads its influence further and further in all political and non-political institutions. So no wonder that Ukrainians, who have been suffering from internal and external aggressor, consider politics as a waste of time, and its representatives as enemies. Moreover, over the last years those in power successfully added to this list ruined country, disastrous war, conflict between East and West and wrecked economy. On the other hand, Ukrainian politicians also understand the tragedy of this situation, although due to their voracious ambitions, they reject common sense and basic law and moral-ethical principles.
Following the complete social-political turmoil, which suddenly embraced Ukraine, It seemed for me that the easiest way out was just to criticize and look for the guilty ones sitting in a comfy chair of mine somewhere far away from this events. However, unlike thousands of Ukrainian immigrants this was not for me. Feeling all this sorrow for my motherland, I realized that I just could not stand aside. This is primarily due to my profession, which is diplomacy.
During the last years I have been learning that every problem can be solved by diplomacy and that in most cases everybody will benefit from such agreement. I see it as my obligation to spread the idea that we have to use words instead of violence. After all, the country that skillfully uses its “soft power” can effectively defend its national interests.
Today I have the possibility to challenge the remnants of the past of our long-suffering country and together with like-minded people from the LDLU stand for the prosperity of our country using the best tool there is – the word.»