Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Born in 1949, Ukraine
1975 - Graduate of the Faculty of International Relations and International Law, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
Professional and political experience
Since 2019 Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe
2006,2007–2019 People's Deputy of Ukraine
2005–2007 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
2002–2005 People's Deputy of Ukraine (member of the national parliament–Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine)
2001 founded the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC)
1998–2000 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
1995–1998 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to The Kingdom of Belgium, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO and WEU
1994–1995 First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
1993–1995 Chair of the State Commission on Accession of Ukraine to the Council of Europe
1992–1994 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
1981–1986 Mission of Ukraine to the UN
1975 – started diplomatic career
In 2003–2012–leader of the Narodnyi Rukh of Ukraine (political party).
In Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine served as the Chairman of the Committee on European Integration and as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs.
Served as Co-President of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly.
Honors and awards
Decorated with numerous highest state awards of Ukraine and of a number of foreign states (i.a. Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Sweden).