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PRESIDENT ZELENSKYI APPOINTS VOLODYMYR YELCHENKO
AS AMBASSADOR OF UKRAINE TO THE UNITED STATES
Thu, Jan 19, 2019
KYIV, Ukraine - The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, by decree, has appointed Volodymyr Yelchenko as Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States. The decree reads, "To appoint Volodymyr Yelchenko as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States of America."
Under a previous decree, the President dismissed Yelchenko from his post of Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Jamaica.
BIO -- Yelchenko was born in Kyiv in 1959. Volodymyr graduated from the Faculty of International Relations and International Law at Kyiv State University in 1981. Since 1981 he has worked in the diplomatic service of Ukraine.
Between 1997 and 2000 he acted as Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations in New York. From December 2000 till his next post he served at various senior posts within the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine. In 2005 - 2006 he was Ukraine's Ambassador to Austria, in 2006 - 2010 Mr. Yelchenko served as Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organisations in Vienna, Austria.
After 2010 Volodymyr Yelchenko served as Ambassador of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. On 17 March 2014, during the 2014 Crimean crisis, Yelchenko was recalled from Moscow for consultations in regards to situation with Crimea. Since then Ukraine’s highest diplomatic representation in Russia is its temporary chargé d'affaires. On December 9, 2015 Yelchenko was appointed Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.
NOTE: The over 200 members of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) congratulates Volodymyr Yelchenko on his new appointment and are looking forward to working closely with the new Ambassador and Ukraine Embassy team in Washington.