Discussion Series:

Diplomatic Talks:

Universities Meet Diplomats

Session with

Mr. Andriy Synelnykov,

Consul at the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of South Africa

April 13, 2023

The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts continues its series “Diplomatic Talks – Universities Meet Diplomats”.

This time our audience, including the soon-to-be diplomatists from 11 centres of higher education, had the opportunity to interview our guest – Mr. Andriy Synelnykov, the Consul at Ukraine’s Embassy to South Africa – on this country’s sociocultural characteristics and their impact on diplomatic work.

A special attention was paid to South Africa’s history and its influence on the present-days attitudes of the citizens of this state toward the war waged by Russia against Ukraine.

The practical dimension of the meeting concerned the approaches to combatting Russia’s disinformation campaigns in African countries.


The meeting was held as a part of the project
conducted by the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts
“Civic Education vs. Disinformation: Countering Fake Histories
in International Politics and Propaganda”.
The information about the project
may be found