Canada has appointed a new ambassador to Ukraine – the diplomatic mission in Kyiv will be headed by Natalka Cmoc, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country reported.
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the newly appointed Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine and expresses hope for fruitful cooperation.
The UWC also expresses its sincere gratitude for the powerful diplomatic support of Ukraine and global Ukrainians to Larisa Galadza, who recently completed her tenure as Canada’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine.
“Canada’s relationship with Ukraine is ironclad: we have stood shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine since long before the Russian invasion began. Canada remains a strong partner as Ukrainians continue to fight for their sovereignty and independence and will be there to support Ukraine through its recovery and reconstruction. The appointment of Ms. Cmoc reflects Canada’s commitment to this important relationship. She is a career expert on Ukraine with a wealth of experience and insight into Canada’s multi-faceted support to the country,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The newly appointed ambassador knows the Ukrainian language and “has deep ties with the Ukrainian community in Ukraine and Canada.” Natalka Cmoc previously worked as the head of the science and parliamentary network department at the Ministry of Public Service of Canada, where she moved from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. The diplomat also worked in the Ministries of Defense and Health. In addition, she was an adviser on technical cooperation at the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine.