Oleg Voloshyn

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Oleg Voloshyn
Born
Oleg Anatolievich Voloshyn

(1981-04-07) 7 April 1981 (age 38)
NationalityUkrainian
CitizenshipUkraine
Alma materInstitute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko University [uk]
Known forFormer spokesperson for a department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine
Political partyParty for Ukraine's Development [uk]
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Oleg Anatolievich Voloshyn (Russian: Олег Анатольевич Волошин, Ukrainian: Олег Анатолійович Волошин; born 7 April 1981, Mykolaiv) is a Russian-Ukrainian journalist, political pundit on 112 Ukraine, politician, and former government official under Ukrainian prime ministers Mykola Azarov and Viktor Yanukovych. He was a presidential attaché in the former Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow, Russia. He was the spokesman and director for the Information Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine from 2010 to 2013.[1]

Voloshyn graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv's Institute of International Relations in 2003. As a political pundit, he has made claims that there is a "growing volume of obvious violations of the rights of journalists, opposition, religious organizations, national minorities." He considers himself a defender of the Russian language in Ukraine.[2] On the Russian military intervention in Ukraine, he has stated that "the Russian Federation is struggling to hold Ukraine in its sphere of influence, and not for its transformation into another province [of Russia]" and argues that "in Russia there was no overall goal to occupy Ukraine", that in general, "Ukraine is now governed by Washington."[3]

A Ukrainian associate of Paul Manafort with ties to Russian intelligence, prosecutors in the 2017 Special Counsel investigation, led by former director of the FBI Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, allege that he and Manafort worked on an op-ed piece in the Kyiv Post praising Manafort's alleged efforts in strengthening European Union–Ukraine relations while Manafort was out on bail, which prosecutors claim was written in order to boost public opinion of Manafort in Ukraine.[4] Voloshyn, however, claims that he wrote the op-ed piece, emailing a version of the rough draft of the op-ed to colleague Konstantin Kilimnik.[5] As a result, a court filing requests that the judge revoke Manafort's bond agreement.[6][7]

On 20 June 2019, it was announced that Voloshyn would be on the electoral list of the Opposition Platform — For life party for the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[8]

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  1. ^ Олег Волошин, политолог-международник, в «Вечернем прайме» телеканала «112 Украина»
  2. ^ Украина стала "больным человеком Европы". 9.12.2017
  3. ^ Олег Волошин: Украиной сегодня управляют из Вашингтона
  4. ^ Polityuk, Pavel; Lynch, Sarah (2017-12-07). "Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Mueller tussle over Ukrainian op-ed". Reuters. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  5. ^ Helderman, Rosalind S. (2017-12-05). "Ukrainian pundit says Paul Manafort did not 'ghostwrite' his pro-Manafort opinion piece". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  6. ^ Polantz, Katelyn. "Manafort worked on op-ed with Russian while out on bail, prosecutors say". CNN. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  7. ^ "Mueller just abruptly reversed course on his bail agreement with Manafort". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  8. ^ Виборчий список. Політична партія "ОПОЗИЦІЙНА ПЛАТФОРМА – ЗА ЖИТТЯ" (in Ukrainian)