REUTERS

Facebook has appointed Kateryna Kruk as Public Policy Manager for Ukraine.

"Kateryna Kruk has officially announced that Facebook, an international corporation, has officially chosen her to be Public Policy Manager for Ukraine, [she will be] based in Warsaw," Deputy Information Policy Minister Dmytro Zolotukhin said on Facebook on June 3.

Read alsoFacebook removes hundreds of accounts from Russia, Iran, Macedonia, Kosovo – media

"It should be noted we've been waiting for this for many years," he added.

According to Zolotukhin, Kruk is a well-known expert in the information industry, a panelist at all important conferences covering disinformation in past years. "She is a principled and honest person," he said.

"Whenever there's a possibility to make a change, I go for it. I joined @Facebook as a Public Policy manager for #Ukraine. It's a challenge, but also a great opportunity to do many good things," Kruk said on Twitter on June 3, while commenting on her appointment.

Media outlets say Facebook has never had a public policy manager for Ukraine. Plans to appoint such a manager were announced in October 2018.