Oksana Ihnatenko is a Researcher for the SMURF project at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI.
Prior to joining RUSI, Oksana worked in the private sector in Ukraine, law firms in Poland, and the UK. She also had an internship with the Clooney Foundation for Justice working on the investigation of war crimes in Ukraine.
Oksana holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business Law from the London School of Economics. Her dissertation focused on the sanctions regime and legal ways to seize Russian frozen assets to fund Ukraine’s reconstruction.
SMURF aims to empower Ukraine’s civil society as the ‘second line of defence’ by providing the necessary expertise and tools to enhance the financial monitoring capabilities of Ukraine’s reconstruction funds.