The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed Kyiv’s ambassador to Germany on Saturday as well as several other top foreign envoys, the website of President said.
In a ruling that gave no explanation for the move, he made a declaration that the sacking of Ukrainian ambassadors to Germany, India, the Czech Republic, Norway & Hungary.
It was not exactly clear if the envoys would be handed new jobs.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has further urged his diplomats to drum up international aid and military help for Ukraine as it tries to fend off Russia’s February 24 invasion.
Kyiv’s relations with Germany, which is heavily dependent on Russian energy supplies as well as also Europe’s biggest economy, have been a particularly sensitive matter.
The two capitals are right now at odds over a German-made turbine undergoing maintenance in Canada. Germany wanted Ottawa to return the turbine to Russian natural gas giant Gazprom to pump gas to Europe.
Kyiv has further urged Canada to keep the turbine, stating that shipping it to Russia would be a violation of restrictions imposed on Moscow.