On 28 April, the UWA Defence and Security Institute hosted Ukraine’s newly installed Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko for an In Conversation public event.

Ambassador Myroshnychenko joined Ukraine’s foreign service after two decades helping international clients develop solid relationships with the stakeholders in the government, civil society and local community in Ukraine.

UWA Defence and Security Director Professor Peter Dean and Ambassador Myroshnychenko discussed options to enhance Ukraine-Australia bilateral relations through military cooperation, trade and investment, culture, education and tourism. 

Ambassador Myroshnychenko also offered his reflections on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the reaction of the international community, and the significant role Australia could play in a post-war reconstruction phase, and over the long term through increased bilateral trade and investment.