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New UK ambassador begins work in Kyiv

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has announced the appointment of a new UK ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Harris.
Credit: Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry
New UK ambassador begins work in Kyiv

On 11 September, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Yevhen Perebyinis, accepted the credentials from the new UK Ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Harris. The press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced this.

Harris will replace Dame Melinda Simmons, who served in Kyiv since 2019

Before leaving, Simmons published a video address to Ukrainians, thanking her supporters.

Great Britain is with you all the way. Before victory and after it,” she said.

Harris had worked in Ukraine in 2003-2008 as Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General.

From 2010 to 2014, he worked as Ambassador to Romania, and from 2014 to 2017, he was Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow. For the past five years, Harris headed the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate at the British Foreign Office.

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