Olga Tokariuk


Olga Tokariuk is a Non-resident Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and an independent journalist and researcher based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her professional interests include Ukrainian politics, international affairs, and the study of disinformation and its impact on democracies worldwide.

Olga has vast experience working with Ukrainian and international media, such as EFE news agency (Spain), RAI, ANSA (Italy), BuzzFeed News, NPR (USA), ABC (Australia), RSI (Switzerland). She is a former head of the foreign news desk at the independent Ukrainian Hromadske TV.

Olga co-authored an investigative documentary about a controversial trial of Ukrainian soldier Vitaliy Markiv in Italy and published a research paper on the role of Russian disinformation in this case.

Olga Tokariuk holds an MA in political science and international relations from the University of Bologna (Italy) and in journalism from the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv (Ukraine). She speaks fluent English and Italian.

Written by Olga Tokariuk

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Photo: A Ukrainian woman living in Bangkok painted her face during a peaceful demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Bangkok, Thailand, 05 March 2022. Credit: Anusak Laowilas/NurPhoto Ukraine Won’t Surrender (Apologies to Certain Europeans) There is one big difference between how Ukrainians and many well-wishing Westerners expect Russia’s war to end.
blank A New Ukraine Emerges The West believes it has a choice whether it should directly confront Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. It really doesn’t.
blank Ukraine Withstands Putin’s Hybrid Bombardment If the West was to betray Ukraine, or if Ukraine was to crumble under the pressure, this would have been the week.
Photo: In this photo illustration, a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish languages is displayed on a smartphone screen and in the background. Hackers carried out attacks on several of Ukraine's government websites, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science, the State Service for Emergency Situation, and others, reportedly by local media. This attack, on Ukrainian government web resources, is the largest in the last four years. Credit: Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA. ‘Be Afraid’: Has Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Begun? The signs from Ukraine are bleak as hybrid warfare attacks are already underway.
Photo: Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces participate in drills outside Kyiv. Credit: Courtesy/ Olga Tokariuk Excluded from Talks, Ukraine Prepares to Fight With US-Russia talks underway on the future of Ukraine’s security, and with Ukraine absent, the population can only hope for peace and get ready to fight