Razom Advocacy is a branch of Razom for Ukraine committed to advancing policy for Ukrainian victory, and to nurturing community engagement across the United States and Ukraine. We work together with experts, policy-makers, and constituents to help build a more democratic and prosperous Ukraine.

If you have questions, ideas, interest in collaborations, or are a member of the press seeking information, contact us at advocacystaff@razomforukraine.org. Keep up with the latest from Razom Advocacy on Twitter.


Government Affairs


We work within Congress, the executive branch and other halls of power to advance policy to strengthen Ukraine, ensure its victory, and bring Ukrainian-American voices to the forefront of the policy discussion.

Community Engagement


We coordinate a coalition of diverse grassroots organizations supporting Ukraine across America, and activate constituents that support Ukraine to take action and contact their representatives.

Advocacy Communications


We help tell Razom Advocacy’s story on social media and in the press. We advance Ukrainian-American voices, promote pro-Ukraine policy, and use our platforms to connect experts, supporters, and changemakers. 

What we are asking for

Military Aid

Ukraine needs precision strike, over-the-horizon long-range weapons, such as ATACMS and F-16s, capable of out-ranging comparable Russian systems, armored vehicles and tanks, as well as ground and air-based platforms capable of intercepting or destroying Russian missiles, rockets, and artillery rounds.


Asset Mobilization & Sanctions

Russian state and private assets must be mobilized alongside our G7 partners to help Ukraine win and rebuild, while sanctions must be strengthened further to decrease Russia’s capacity to make war and commit atrocities

Terrorist Designations & Genocide

The U.S. must designate Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and Russian military divisions and Russia-affiliated groups perpetrating terrorist acts, such as Wagner, as Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Russian actions in Ukraine must be formally recognized as genocide.


NATO & Security Guarantees

Security guarantees for Ukraine ensures a peaceful future for Europe and the United States. Providing a meaningful pathway to integrate Ukraine into NATO will incentivize private investment for reconstruction while also providing stability and assurance for the transatlantic community.



Since the full-scale invasion, Congress and the Executive Branch put in place extensive and effective oversight mechanisms. Continued oversight, alongside future funding, is important to maintain confidence in the effectiveness of international assistance to Ukraine.

Returning Deported Children

The barbaric war crime of the forced deportation of children from Ukraine needs to be highlighted and condemned by the U.S. Congress. The forcible deportation of Ukrainians to the occupied territories or to Russia is a violation of the UN Genocide Convention and part of Russia’s efforts to destroy the people and culture of Ukraine.  

Countdown to the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington D.C.

We’re working to make sure that Ukraine will receive an invitation to NATO at the 2024 NATO Summit – learn more.


The Ukraine Action Summit

As a founding member of the American Coalition for Ukraine, Razom Advocacy helps organize the Ukraine Action Summit in Washington DC.


This three day event, consisting of Congressional meetings and informative advocacy programming, brings together hundreds of advocates from across the United States to speak to their elected officials about the importance of Ukrainian Victory.


Our previous Ukraine Action Summits have taken place September 2022 and April 2023. Visit the American Coalition for Ukraine’s website and follow the Coalition on Facebook to find information about upcoming Summits!


Our staff


Mariya Soroka is Vice President of Advocacy for Razom. In 2014 at the peak of protests in the Maidan, Mariya joined several fellow Ukrainians living in New York City to create Razom, a young, energetic, and progressive start-up which seeks to amplify the voice of Ukraine to an American audience.  An active member of the board, she has been long responsible for organizing cultural events as well as cooperating with government representatives, activists, and various civic groups and human rights organizations in support of Ukraine’s quest for democracy. Currently, Mariya is the lead of the Co-Pilot Project, which aims to raise the bar of neurosurgical training in Ukraine.  Mariya is also heavily involved with fundraising for Razom’s projects via crowdsourcing, charity events, and online petitions. After graduating from Penn State University with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations and a dual minor in Entrepreneurship and International Studies, Mariya spent several years in Manhattan working within the content marketing industry. She believes in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world working to rebuild Ukraine one project at a time.

Mykola Murskyj is Director of Government Affairs on Razom’s Advocacy Team. Before coming to Razom, Mykola was an International Affairs Specialist at the Department of Justice Criminal Division and a program analyst at the U.S. Secret Service. Previously, Mykola was a Managing Editor of the Harvard Kennedy School Review and a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow. He was also a lecturer at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, in the Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics. He holds degrees in physics from MIT and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and in international affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Mykola also serves as Archivist for the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus.

Scott Cullinane is Senior Government Affairs Advisor on Razom’s Advocacy Team. Prior to this, he served in various positions with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including as Professional Staff Member for the Europe Subcommittee, where he was responsible for a jurisdiction including the European Union, Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia. Scott is currently a Fellow at the National Security Institute, part of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Scott was the recipient of the 2021 Helmut Schmidt Fellowship hosted by the German Marshall Fund in Berlin, Germany.

Greg Kulchyckyj is the Associate Director of Government Affairs and Strategy on Razom’s Advocacy Team. Before joining Razom, he co-founded TableTab, where he currently remains a Board Member. Greg has worked at TD Bank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Peace Corps Association, and the US-Ukraine Business Council. Greg is a second-generation Ukrainian-American and grew up in Ukraine and Germany between 2002-2015. He holds BAs in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.

Doug Klain is a Policy Analyst on Razom’s Advocacy Team. Before joining Razom, he worked as Assistant Director at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he currently remains a Nonresident Fellow. He holds an MA in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Melinda Haring is the Senior Community Engagement Advisor on Razom’s Advocacy Team, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Previously, she was the deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and editor of the Atlantic Council’s popular publication, the UkraineAlert blog. She is the author of the report Reforming the democracy bureaucracy (FPRI, 2013) coauthor of Biden and Ukraine: a strategy for the next administration (Atlantic Council, 2021), Biden and Belarus: a strategy for the next administration (Atlantic Council, 2021), Ukraine’s internally displaced persons hold a key to peace (Atlantic Council, 2017), and a contributor to Does democracy matter? (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Haring has worked for Superhumans Center, Eurasia Foundation, Freedom House, and the National Democratic Institute, where she managed democracy assistance programs in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia. A graduate of Georgetown University, she holds an MA in Government with a certificate in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Haring is the vice-chair of the board of East Europe Foundation in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a member of the supervisory board of Right to Protection in Kyiv, Ukraine. She tweets @melindaharing.

Orest Mahlay is the Associate Director of Community Engagement on Razom’s Advocacy Team. He graduated from Georgetown University studying political economics and researching the impact of the Russian language on contemporary Ukraine. He has also worked with the Wilson Center, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, and the Ukrainian Museum-Archives in Cleveland. 

Yuliya Ziskina is the Legal Advisor on Razom’s Advocacy Team. A public policy and intellectual property lawyer focused on international law, open access information policy, and ethics, she was previously a Fellow at the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency and the U.S. Department of Justice, where her legal work consisted of investigating and prosecuting international financial crime. She is also former Enforcement Counsel at the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, where she prosecuted violations of New York City’s anti-corruption laws. Yuliya has authored briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Southern District of New York. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Law, Ars Technica, and Wired. She holds a JD from the University of Washington, where she led a successful campaign for a campus-wide open access to research policy. 

Yaroslav Ponomarov is the Grassroots Advocacy Manager on Razom’s Advocacy Team. He was born in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn New York. Previously, he was was a prolific organizer of rallies, marches, protests and other events in New York City advocating for Ukraine. This allowed him to build close connections with various local communities and grassroots advocates.

Nana Gongadze is the Head of Advocacy Communications on Razom’s Advocacy Team. Previously, she worked in communications in the nonprofit, museum, and media industries, such as at Axios, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and grew up in the Washington D.C. area, where she attended American University and studied public relations and art history. 

Katya Pavlevych is an Advocacy Communications Team Member on Razom’s Advocacy Team. She is a communications specialist with a background in tech industries and cultural projects. Since the full-scale invasion, she has been helping NGOs and volunteer organizations with communications, media relations and social media campaigns. She is an advocate focused on the issue of illegal deportation and forcible transfer of Ukrainians by Russia. Katya graduated from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations.




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Kharkiv, the vibrant heart of northeastern Ukraine and its second-largest city, faces a brutal reality. As a major center of culture, education, and industry, Kharkiv, like Mariupol, Kherson, and other cities, faces unjust and unwarranted destruction.


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