Poland appoints new ambassador to Ukraine: what is known
Jaroslaw Guzy, a historian and journalist, will become the new Polish ambassador to Ukraine. He has never held a diplomatic post before.
It has been known that Poland would have a new ambassador to Ukraine since spring. In March of this year, the head of the Presidential Office for International Policy, Marcin Przydacz, said that Bartosz Cichocki's mission in Kyiv was coming to an end after four years.
"Ambassador Cichocki played his role very actively and very courageously. Let me remind you that he was the only ambassador who was constantly in the Ukrainian capital during the attack on Kyiv, holding the Polish flag high and showing that Poland does not believe in the fall of Ukraine. I think he deserves a lot of respect for that," Przydacz said at the time.
Even then, there were reports that Guzy might replace him as Ukraine's ambassador. He is a sociologist and historian who has worked as an international policy expert at the Polish Press Agency in recent years.
In the 1990s, Guzy was an adviser to the Minister of National Defense and belonged to the Movement for the Republic of Poland. He has been a member of the Council for Cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Region since 1996 and a member of the Council of the Polish Atlantic Club since 1999. He studied at, among others, Yale University and completed an internship in the US Congress.
As a reminder, Martin Harris, grandson of former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, has been appointed the new British Ambassador to Ukraine. Thus, he will replace Melinda Simmons, who has been heading the mission since 2019.