Volodymyr Yelchenko

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Volodymyr Yelchenko
Володимир Єльченко
Єльченко Володимир Юрійович.jpg
Yelchenko presents his credentials to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in February 2011
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
Assumed office
9 December 2015[1]
Preceded byYuriy Sergeyev[1]
6th Ambassador of Ukraine to Russia[2]
In office
July 2, 2010 – March 17, 2014 (recalled for consultations)[3]
Preceded byKostyantyn Gryshchenko
Succeeded byNot appointed[4]
Ambassador of Ukraine to Austria
In office
2005–2007
Preceded byYuriy Polurez
Succeeded byYevhen Chornobryvko
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
In office
1997–2001
Preceded byAnatoliy Zlenko
Succeeded byValeriy Kuchynsky
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna
In office
2005–2010
Preceded byYuriy Polurez
Succeeded byIhor Prokopchuk
Personal details
Born (1959-06-27) June 27, 1959 (age 60)
Kiev, Soviet Union

Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukrainian: Володимир Єльченко; born June 27, 1959 in Kiev, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations since December 9, 2015.[1] and a former Ambassador of Ukraine to Russia from July 2010 until he was recalled for consultations in March 2014.[3][5][6]

Biography[edit]

Yelchenko was born in Kiev in 1959, the son of the Minister of Culture (1971-1973) Yuriy Nykyforovych Yelchenko. Volodymyr graduated from the Faculty of International Relations and International Law at Kyiv State University in 1981.[2] Since 1981 he has worked in the diplomatic service of Ukraine.[2] Between 1997 and 2000 he acted as Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations in New York, USA.[5] From December 2000 till his next post he served at various senior posts within the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine. In 2005 - 2006 he was Ukraine's Ambassador to Austria, in 2006 - 2010 Mr. Yelchenko served as Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organisations in Vienna, Austria. Since 2010 Volodymyr Yelchenko serves as Ambassador of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

On 17 March 2014, during the 2014 Crimean crisis, Yelchenko was recalled from Moscow for consultations in regards to situation with Crimea.[3] Since then Ukraine’s highest diplomatic representation in Russia is its temporary chargé d'affaires.[4]

On December 9, 2015 Yelchenko was appointed Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.[1]

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