Zelensky dismissed Ukrainian ambassadors to Georgia, Slovakia, Portugal, Iran and Lebanon

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed five extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors of Ukraine: Ambassador to Georgia Igor Dolgov, Ambassador to Slovakia Yuriy Mushka, Ambassador to Portugal Inna Ognivets, as well as to Iran and Lebanon Serhiy Burdylyak and Ihor Ostash. All decrees are published on the President's website.

Zelensky also signed two more decrees, appointing Valery Evdokimov as Ukraine's ambassador to Tajikistan and Vasily Miroshnichenko, who is Ukraine's ambassador to Australia, as the country's ambassador to New Zealand.

Earlier, Ukraine and Moldova officially became candidates for membership in the European Union (EU). This was announced by the head of the European Council Charles Michel, as well as Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel.

Zelensky immediately commented on the decision on his Twitter page: “We sincerely welcome the decision of EU leaders to grant Ukraine candidate status. This is a unique and historic moment in relations between Ukraine and the European Union. Thanks to Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen and EU leaders for their support. The future of Ukraine in the EU”. Ukraine officially applied for EU membership four days after the start of the war, on February 28, 2022. On March 1, the European Parliament supported a resolution granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership.

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