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76th anniversary of independence of State of Israel was solemnly celebrated in Kyiv

On May 20, 2024, the Embassy of the State of Israel in Ukraine held a diplomatic reception in Kyiv on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the State of Israel.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Michael Brodsky welcomed distinguished guests to the event, including representatives of diplomatic missions of foreign states accredited in Ukraine, Ukrainian politicians and statesmen, representatives of law enforcement agencies, businessmen, representatives of the Israeli community, and cultural figures.

The event began with the performance of the National Anthem of Israel and Ukraine by the men’s quintet of the Verevka Choir.

Ambassador of the State of Israel to Ukraine Michael Brodsky delivered a speech in Ukrainian in which he emphasized that this year the Israeli people celebrate their main national holiday in times of war.

“It is difficult for us to rejoice this year. One and a half thousand Israelis were brutally murdered on October 7, and more than 130 of our fellow citizens are still in the hands of terrorists.

This year we are especially acutely aware of the high price we have to pay for our independence. We are paying for it with the blood of our children and our loved ones,” said the Ambassador.

In his speech, the Ambassador also emphasized that in difficult times of trial, both nations demonstrate understanding and amazing support for each other.

“There are few countries in the world that understand each other better than Israel and Ukraine. On February 24, 2022, from the first day of Russian aggression, the people of Israel supported Ukraine. On October 7, the people of Ukraine unequivocally supported Israel. We feel this support and highly appreciate it. I am confident that in spite of everything, we will cope with our problems. That despite wars and terror, our countries will remain free and independent,” – the Ambassador added.

On behalf of the Ukrainian government, Mykhailo Podolyak, Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, expressed congratulations on the occasion.

During the reception, a photo exhibition “Design Duty” was held, featuring designers from Israel and around the world.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/UkrDiplomatic/

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Kyiv Zoo hosted grand opening of children’s slide – gift from Embassy of Vietnam in Ukraine

On May 16, 2024, the Kyiv Zoo hosted the opening ceremony of a children’s slide in the form of the Turtle sculpture, which represents the symbol of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.

This project is the work of both Vietnamese and Ukrainian designers. Ukrainian creators made it in the national style of Vietnam.

The grand opening was attended by distinguished guests – representatives of diplomatic missions of foreign countries accredited in Ukraine, high-ranking parliamentary officials, members of the Vietnamese community, soldiers and officers who took part in the Vietnam War, educators and cultural figures.

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Thanh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, welcomed the guests.

“We are pleased to open a new “children’s slide” in Kyiv Zoo. It will be a place where children will be able to have fun in the zoo with their parents. In wartime, the zoo is a place where people can regain their balance after sirens and explosions. The Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine is very proud to have completed a modest project in cooperation with our Ukrainian friends to help Kyiv residents overcome today’s difficult time,” the ambassador said.

As it turned out, the project was conceived before the active hostilities.
“The project originated from my meeting with the mayor of Kyiv before the war. Back then, we were thinking of doing something to demonstrate the friendship between Hanoi and Kyiv. Today we are happy that after some time this idea has become a reality. This is the first time that the symbol of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, has been displayed in public and in the heart of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. It is also a symbol of friendship between Vietnam and Ukraine.

Our two countries have experienced decades of friendly relations and mutual assistance, both in wartime and in the construction of each country’s homeland. The establishment of this symbol of friendship is both a reaffirmation of our cooperation and a commitment that we will develop Vietnamese-Ukrainian relations together,” added Ambassador of Vietnam to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova Nguyen Hoang Thanh.

In conclusion, Mr. Ambassador expressed his gratitude to Mr. Kyrylo Trantyn, Director General of Kyiv Zoo, for cooperation and support of this project, as well as to the two sponsoring companies: “Eurofood Service and Svetprint.

The official part of the event was followed by a performance by the Veselka folk artistic choreographic group of the Vasylkiv Center for Children and Youth Creativity.

Vietnam recognized independent Ukraine on December 27, 1991. On January 23, 1992, diplomatic relations were established between the two countries. The same year, the Embassy of Vietnam in Ukraine was opened, and the Embassy of Ukraine in Vietnam was also opened.

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Zaluzhnyi officially appointed as Ambassador to UK

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appointed former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyi as Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

“To appoint Valeriy Zaluzhnyi as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” reads the text of Decree No. 316/2024 of May 9, published on the President’s website.

As reported, on February 8, Zelensky signed decrees dismissing Valeriy Zaluzhny from the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and appointing Oleksandr Syrsky to this position.

On March 7, it became known that Zelenskyy had approved Zaluzhnyi’s candidacy for the post of Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported. The Foreign Ministry sent the British side a request for an agrimand.

On May 9, Zelensky signed a decree dismissing Zaluzhny from military service.

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Balanutsa dismissed from post of Ambassador of Ukraine to Kuwait – decree

Oleksandr Balanutsa has been dismissed from the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the State of Kuwait.

The corresponding decree of the President of Ukraine No. 251/2024 was published on April 30 on the official website of the President of Ukraine.

Source: https://www.president.gov.ua/documents/2522024-50513

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Zelenskyy approves candidacy of Valeriy Zaluzhnyy for post of Ukraine’s ambassador to UK

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has approved the candidacy of Valeriy Zaluzhnyi for the post of Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports.

“On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the President of Ukraine approved the candidacy of Valeriy Zaluzhny for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” the Foreign Ministry said on its official website.

Reportedly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has sent the British side a request for the appointment.

As reported, on February 8, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed decrees dismissing Valeriy Zaluzhnyy from the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and appointing Oleksandr Syrskyy to this position.

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New Ambassador of Czech Republic starts work in Ukraine

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Perebyinis accepted copies of credentials from newly appointed Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Radek Pech.

As reported on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Perebyinis highly appreciated the intensification of the political and sectoral dialogue between Ukraine and the Czech Republic, and also expressed gratitude for the Czech Republic’s continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The Deputy Minister thanked the Czech side for its active participation in promoting Ukraine’s foreign policy initiatives, in particular the implementation of the Peace Formula provisions, support for the Black Sea Grain Initiative, the creation of legal mechanisms for bringing to justice those responsible for Russian war crimes and further strengthening of sanctions pressure on the aggressor country.

Particular attention was paid to issues of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

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