Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada
Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
Andriy is the Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada. He is a prominent Ukrainian politician, journalist and civil activist. He was a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, winning seats in 2006, 2007, and 2012. He served as the Chairman of the Free Speech Committee and the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Committee. Andriy is the author of the Law on Access to Public Information. He was an active participant of the Euromaidan Revolution of 2013-14. As a seasoned journalist, he helped to establish the 5th Channel, the first 24/7-news channel in Ukraine, and became the face of the 2004 Orange Revolution for viewers. Prior to this, Andriy was a leader of the journalists’ movement against censorship, and in 2002, launched the Kyiv Independent Media Union, becoming its first chairman. In 2005 he received the Press Freedom Award from Reporters Without Borders (Vienna).