Dr. Volodymyr Ogrysko began his political career in 1978 when he
joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Attaché in the Press
Department. Between 1992 and 1996, he was a Counselor in the Embassies
of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of
Austria. In 1996-1999 he served as the Head of the Foreign Policy
Department of the Presidential Administration, Kyiv, Ukraine. Then
between 1999 – 2004, he was Ukrainian Ambassador to the Austrian
Republic and Permanent Representative to the OSCE and other
international organizations in Vienna.
From February 2005 to December 2007 - First Deputy Minister, Acting
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.Ambassador Ogrysko served as
the Minister for Foreign Affairs between 2007 and 2009. He then became
the First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense
Council of Ukraine (2009 – 2010) .
Ph.D. in history.
Diplomatic rank – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine (1996).
Since 2014 – CEO, Centre for Russian Studies
Mother tongue - Ukrainian
Speaks fluently German, English and Russian.
Married with a son and two daughters