Volodymyr Yelchenko

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Volodymyr Yelchenko
Володимир Єльченко
Dmitry Medvedev 8 February 2011-1.jpeg
Yelchenko presents his credentials to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in February 2011
6th Ambassador of Ukraine to Russia[1]
Assumed office
July 2, 2010
Preceded by Kostyantyn Gryshchenko
Ambassador of Ukraine to Austria
In office
Preceded by Yuriy Polurez
Succeeded by Yevhen Chornobryvko
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations
In office
Preceded by Anatoliy Zlenko
Succeeded by Valeriy Kuchynsky
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna
In office
Preceded by Yuriy Polurez
Succeeded by Ihor Prokopchuk
Personal details
Born (1959-06-27) June 27, 1959 (age 56)
Kiev, Soviet Union

Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukrainian: Володимир Єльченко; born June 27, 1959 in Kyiv, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) is the Ambassador of Ukraine to Russia appointed on July 2, 2010[2][3]


Yelchenko was born in Kyiv in 1959 in family 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.[1] Since 1981 he has worked in the diplomatic service of Ukraine.[1] Between 1997 and 2000 he acted as Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations in New York, USA.[2] 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.

During the 2014 Crimean crisis, Yelchenko was recalled from Moscow for consultations in regards to situation with Crimea.

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