Finland has replaced the ambassador to Ukraine

The flags of Finland and Helsinki. Archive photo

The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Jaakko appointed to Lehtovirta Ambassador in Ukraine, according to the office of the Finnish Chapter.

“The President of the Republic appointed adviser on foreign Affairs Jaakko lehtovirta the head of mission at the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv on 1 November 2022. Currently Lehtovirta is the main lecturer on the courses of foreign Ministry of national defence. Previously, he worked in the embassies of Finland in Tokyo and Moscow, as well as the Director of the Department for Russia in the Ministry of foreign Affairs. Lehtovirta went to work in the Ministry of foreign Affairs in 2001. He holds a degree of doctor of philosophy”, – stated in the message.

The current Ambassador of Finland in Ukraine päivi Laine was appointed on 1 September 2019 and its new appointments are not reported.