December 19, 2019 / 8:30 AM / 2 months ago

Ukraine appoints former U.N. ambassador as next ambassador to U.S.

FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a press-marathon at a food market in Kiev, Ukraine October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appointed a former U.N. ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko as next ambassador to the United States, the presidential decree showed on Thursday.

The previous ambassador, Valeriy Chaly, was sacked this summer.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Alison Williams

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