The post of the ambassador of Ukraine is vacant in 17 foreign states. Such data as of January 2018, was send by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in response to the request of the Ukrainian News.
To date, Ukraine has no Ambassador in Ethiopia (since May 2009), in Kazakhstan (since August 2013), in Switzerland (since April 2014), Denmark and Montenegro (since May 2014), in Cuba (since June 2014).
In addition, the posts of the Ambassador of Ukraine in Algeria, Greece, Latvia, Peru, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia and South Africa remain vacant.
The Foreign Ministry did not answer the question whether documents for the appointment of ambassadors in the above-mentioned countries were submitted, they only stressed that the appointment procedure takes time.