Areas of expertise
Geopolitics, human security, transatlantic relations and security, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law
Ukrainian, English, French, Russian
Maryna Domushkina is a visiting fellow with the Wider Europe programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. She holds an MA in international peace and conflict studies from the UN University for Peace and has ten years of professional experience in the area. Her expertise lies in peace and security, focusing on negotiations and mediation in complex emergencies.
Following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she was one of the three UN mediators who set up the Joint Coordination Centre of the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) in Istanbul and operationalised the agreement. Later on, she joined the UN team as a political affairs officer within the BSGI. In 2021-2022, Domushkina was an adviser at the non-profit Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
Between 2016-2020, Domushkina served in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, where she documented grave human rights violations in the conflict-affected eastern Ukraine and contributed to negotiations on the establishment of localised ceasefire between the conflict parties. She has also worked with several UN agencies and offices including UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, as well as Swiss non-profit Geneva Call.
In 2023, Domushkina was a young leader nominee in geopolitics and security at the Asian Forum on Global Governance at Raisina Dialogue, GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, and Baku Forum.