Polish Ambassador Jan Pieklo's diplomatic cadence is expired. Ukraine's deputy foreign minister Vasyl Bondar reported that on Facebook.
'Today, I officially said goodbye to Jan Pieklo who is done with his cadence as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Poland in Ukraine. We spent the past two years in tight contact and fruitful cooperation, solving complicated issues. We had our tough moments, and something could not be done in spite of good will and joint efforts', the Ukrainian diplomat wrote.
He added that Pieklo was and remains 'a good friend of our country, a decent representative of the Polish people, a genuine analyst and comprehensively creative person'.
Pieklo served as the Polish ambassador to Ukraine since October 2016. Prior to that, he headed the Fund of Ukraine-Poland cooperation PAUCI. He will go back to Poland tomorrow.
Polish leader Andrzej Duda already assigned Pieklo's successor, Bartosz Cichocki.
Cichocki was born in 1976. He graduated from the University of Warsaw’s Institute of History. He is a long-time specialist in Eastern issues. He worked at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, as a coordinator for the Russia and Eurasia programme; and at the National Security Bureau, as a specialist for Russian foreign and security policy, and later as Head of the International Affairs Section. Between 2015 and 2016, Bartosz Cichocki worked at the Polish Embassy in Moscow where he was charged with bilateral and press relations. Most recently, he was an adviser to the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Agency.