Maria Sahaidak is Head of the Strategic Communication Department at the Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security under the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
Sahaidak obtained her master’s degree in History from Ukrainian Catholic University in 2015 and completed a second master’s degree in International Relations at the Ukrainian Free University in Munich in 2020. Her master’s thesis was on “Hybrid War. Compliance with international law in resolving conflicts in the post-Soviet space”. While studying in Germany, she also worked as an assistant at the Consulate General of Ukraine in Munich. Her professional interests include Ukrainian politics, international relations, hybrid warfare, Russian propaganda and disinformation in Ukraine and worldwide