Ex-Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov to become Ukraine’s ambassador to Moldova

President Volodymyr Zelensky has agreed on the candidacy of the ex-secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov as the new Ukrainian ambassador to Moldova.

This was announced by the head of the neighboring state in his evening video message.

“Oleksiy Danilov will continue to work on the diplomatic direction, and more specifically – I agree with his candidacy as the new Ambassador of our state in the Republic of Moldova. He told me exactly about this vision of his further work for Ukraine. For us, Moldova is an extremely significant state – both in terms of security challenges in the region and in terms of our bilateral interaction,” Zelensky said.


On March 28, the Office of the President of Ukraine published a decree on the recall of the Ukrainian ambassador to Moldova Marko Shevchenko.

On April 1, Moldovan Foreign Minister Mihai Popsoi awarded the Ukrainian ambassador to Moldova, Marko Shevchenko, with the first-degree Diplomatic Merit medal. The minister wrote about this on his Facebook page.

“Today I presented the Ambassador of Ukraine in the Republic of Moldova, Marko Shevchenko, the medal “Diplomatic merits” of the I degree. This is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova’s most prestigious award, which recognizes his outstanding services and dedication to strengthening relations between Moldova and Ukraine. During four years of service in this position, Ambassador Marco Shevchenko has made significant efforts to intensify the dialog between our countries, signed important agreements, and renewed joint efforts on the platform of the Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation. The relations between Moldova and Ukraine are becoming increasingly strong,” Mihai Pop┼čoi wrote on his Facebook page.

On March 26, Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Danilov from the post of secretary of the National Security and Defense Council. Oleksandr Lytvinenko was appointed in his place.

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