You have been trained in different countries. What is the difference between the approaches to architectural education there? What is worth to apply in Ukraine?
I did my bachelors here and went to the US for masters. The nice thing about Ukrainian education is that it always gives you something to rebel against (not sure if it is productive for most people, but it was for me). I visited many architecture schools around the world and there are all kinds. I think one thing that would be good for Ukrainian students to know is how wildly different architectural education can be, at least in theory.
What skills are becoming more and more important for the architects now?
I think it is important to not follow someone's advice, but to find issues that are worth solving and try to get skills that can help solve that issues. I get asked a lot about what sort of skills are important to get a job in a big office, what software they use and so on and it's totally understandable that those are pertinent questions for young professionals. But I think if one wants to make sure that their expertise is in high demand, they got to look around and try to evaluate what is really needed in the world.
In the end, it is what one can do from outside of architectural discipline that will make their architecture practice stand out, be that programming, writing or politics.