First Deputy foreign Minister Pristayko became head of mission of Ukraine to NATO

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed head of Ukraine’s Mission to NATO, first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko. This is stated in the presidential decree of 7 July.

“To appoint Pristayko Vadim Vladimirovich head of Mission of Ukraine to NATO”, – stated in the decree.

Poroshenko in may 2015 dismissed the head of Mission of Ukraine to NATO Igor Dolgov, after which the duties of the head of the mission was performed by Yegor Bozhok.

Vadim pristayko was born in 1970, in 2000-2001 – Consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Sydney (Australia).

  • 2001-2002 – chief consultant of the Main Directorate for foreign policy of the presidential administration of Ukraine.
  • 2002-2006 – Advisor for political Affairs, chargé d’affaires (2003-2004, 2005-2006) for Ukraine in Canada.
  • 2007-2009 – Deputy Director, Department of NATO.
  • 2009-2012 – Minister Counsellor, Deputy head of mission of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.
  • 2012-2014 – the Ambassador of Ukraine in Canada.
  • 2014-2017 – the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine – chief of staff.
  • In 2017 became the first Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Recall, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the allies of the Alliance while there is no real military threat, however, Russia’s actions are made to strengthen the Eastern borders of a military bloc.