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Former Ambassador of Ukraine Melnyk appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

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The diplomat, who called German Chancellor Olaf Scholz “offensive sausage” by the decision of the Council of Ministers, was promoted to the relevant ministry.

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Former Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk was appointed Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taras Melnichuk, the permanent representative of the government in the Verkhovna Rada, confirmed this information on the Telegram channel.

According to him, Andriy Melnyk, who previously served as the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, was appointed by the Council of Ministers to the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Taras Melnychuk also informed about other personnel changes in the government – Vasily Volodin was dismissed from the post of State Secretary of the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, and Anatoly Kasyanik was replaced by him.

It is worth noting that in early July President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree dismissing Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk. The Ukrainian diplomat, remembered for his emotional remarks to Western leaders, including Olaf Scholz, “prophesied” a promotion in the form of appointment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After his dismissal, Andriy Melnyk suggested to the German politician that he put his head in the refrigerator for his statements against Ukraine. In particular, the Chancellor of the Federal State of Saxony Michael Kretschmer offered to freeze a full-scale war and supported the supply of Russian gas to Germany.

Also, the ambassador, Andriy Melnyk, called German Chancellor Olaf Scholz a “offended sausage” because of his reluctance to go on an official visit to Ukraine. The Ukrainian diplomat later apologized and added that his words were diplomatically inappropriate.

After his appointment, Oleksiy Makeev became Ukraine’s new ambassador to Germany, urging the German authorities not to host Russians trying to escape partial mobilization.

Source: Riafan

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