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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has said Volodymyr Yelchenko, who currently heads the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, will be appointed Ukraine's ambassador to the United States.

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"This is our incumbent UN Representative Volodymyr Yelchenko," he told UNIAN in an exclusive interview, adding the Ukrainian side had already received an agrément from the United States.

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Yelchenko is replacing former Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly. He and 10 other ambassadors were dismissed by a presidential decree on July 19, 2019.