Ukraine dismisses its ambassadors to Germany, India, the Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary


Ukraine sacked five ambassadors in a diplomatic reshuffle on Saturday.

Ukraine’s ambassadors to Germany, India, the Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary have been expelled, the Ukrainian presidential website revealed. The executive order offered no explanation for the move.

It was not immediately clear whether the envoys would be assigned to new posts, but German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported that Andriy Melnyk, who had served in Germany for more than 7 years, would be reassigned to another post in Kyiv,

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged his diplomats to mobilize international support and military aid for Ukraine.

Kyiv’s relationship with Germany, which relies heavily on Russian oil and natural gas to fuel Europe’s largest economy, is particularly sensitive.

Melnyk, 46, has won praise for his aggressive efforts to win more German support for the war – he once accused German Chancellor Olaf Scholz of behaving like an “offended liverwurst”.

Diplomat Andriy Melnyk, who served in Germany for more than 7 years, will be reassigned to another post in Kyiv.
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But controversial comments last week from the outspoken ambassador, who was appointed by Zelensky’s predecessor, about Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist leader involved in collaborating with Nazi Germany during World War II , put him in the spotlight in a negative way.

With pole wires

New York Post

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