Foreign policy and security expert, Deputy Chair of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic StudiesDonetsk State Academy, Public Administration (1998), Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2000), Royal College of Defense Studies, UK (2010).
MA in foreign policy.
Held a number of positions in the central office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, including in regional and II IV Territorial Department (2000-2002, 2005-2006.) and at the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada (2002-2005).
In 2006-2008. - State Expert, and in 2008-2011 — Deputy Head of the Department of External National Security of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
2011-2014 - Consultant to a Member of Parliament of Ukraine.