Vadym Prystaiko / Photo from UNIAN

"We are truly happy and we greet him sincerely," Zaiats tweeted.

Vadym Prystaiko is a 47 years old experienced diplomat, born in Odesa region.

In 1994, he started his diplomatic career as an economist at the Department of Trade and Economic Relations for Africa Asia and Pacific Region of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.

Read alsoTalks with Russia possible only from position of strength: Ukraine’s Foreign MinisterHe was also a Ukrainian Consul in Sydney, Australia (2000-2001) and Ambassador to Canada (2012-2014).

Before the latest appointment, he was Deputy Foreign Minister and Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.