President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko, with his Decree, appointed Kostyantyn Hryshchenko as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

The text of the document was posted at the official web site of the Ukrainian President.

*** K.Hryshchenko was born on October 28, 1953. He graduated from the Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs, the international law faculty.

Until the today’s appointment, K.Hryshchenko served as deputy Security Chief of Ukraine.

K.Hryshchenko also served as Ukrainian Foreign Minister in the government of Victor Yanukovych during September 2003 – February 2005.