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Volodymyr Dmytrovych Khandohiy (Ukrainian: Володимир Дмитрович Хандогій) is a Ukrainian diplomat and politician. Khandohiy was the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for six months in 2009.

Volodymyr Khandohiy
Володимир Дмитрович Хандогій
Volodymyr Khandohiy.jpg
Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom
In office
2010–2015
Preceded byIhor Kharchenko
Succeeded byNatalia Galibarenko
Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
In office
March 3, 2009[1] – October 9, 2009[2]
Preceded byVolodymyr Ohryzko
Succeeded byPetro Poroshenko[2]
Ambassador of Ukraine to Belgium and Luxembourg
In office
2000–2005
Preceded byKostiantyn Hryshchenko
Succeeded byYaroslav Koval
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Netherlands
In office
2000–2002
Preceded byKostiantyn Hryshchenko
Succeeded byDmytro Markov
Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada
In office
1998–2000
Preceded byVolodymyr Furkalo
Succeeded byYuriy Shcherbak
Personal details
Born (1953-02-21) February 21, 1953 (age 66)
Cherkasy, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

BiographyEdit

Volodymyr Khandohiy graduated from the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv and started his diplomatic career in 1975. Khandohiy is a former Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg (2000-2005) and the Netherlands (2000-2002) and a former Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO (2000-2005). Between 1995 and 1998 and from December 27, 2005 till his appointment as acting Minister he was a Deputy Foreign Minister.[3][4]

Khandohiy was the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, after (on March 3, 2009) his predecessor Volodymyr Ohryzko was fired by the Ukrainian Parliament.[5] On 9 October 2009 this parliament appointed Petro Poroshenko as foreign minister.[2][6][7][8]

In 2012 he said that Yevhen Khytrov was a victim of bad refereeing at the 2012 London Olympics.[9]

Khandohiy is married, and has a son and daughter.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Khandohiy appointed Ukraine's acting foreign minister". Interfax-Ukraine. March 3, 2009. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Rada appoints Poroshenko Ukraine's foreign minister". Interfax-Ukraine. October 9, 2009. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "President appoints Andriy Veselovskyi and Volodymyr Khandohiy Deputy Foreign Ministers". Government Portal. December 28, 2005. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "MR. VOLODYMYR KHANDOGIY - First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  5. ^ "Rada Dismisses Ohryzko" (PDF). The Ukrainian Weekly. 227 (10). March 8, 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ukrainian president proposes Petro Poroshenko for foreign minister". Interfax-Ukraine. October 7, 2009. Archived from the original on May 23, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  7. ^ By 240 out of 440 MPs registered in the session hall. In particular, 151 MPs of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko faction, 63 of the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc, 20 members of the Bloc of Volodymyr Lytvyn, one deputy of the Party of Regions, one member of the Communist Party faction and four deputies not belonging to any faction voted for the nomination.
  8. ^ "Poroshenko put on Ukraine's NSCD". Kyiv Post. October 12, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2012.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Ambassador to UK concerned over situation with Ukrainian athletes". Kyiv Post. Interfax-Ukraine. August 8, 2012. Archived from the original on August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Volodymyr Ohryzko
acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
2009
Succeeded by
Petro Poroshenko