President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has made a number of personnel decisions. He appointed a new adviser to the President of Ukraine, deputy head of the President's Office and head of staff. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
The President appointed Yuriy Kostyuk as Adviser to the President of Ukraine. Prior to that, Kostyuk held the position of Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.
Now, instead of Kostyuk, the position of deputy head of the President's Office will be occupied by Oleksiy Dniprov. Prior to that, Dniprov was a head of the staff.
Also, Volodymyr Zelensky appointed diplomat Maria Vitushok as Head of Staff.
"Vitushok [...] is a career diplomat, has relevant experience of working abroad and significant experience in the state system of Ukraine, in particular in positions at the NSDC Office, the Cabinet of Ministers, and the Presidential Administration," the website of the President of Ukraine reports.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Yulia Mendel from the post of his Press Secretary. At the same time, the Ukrainian president appointed a journalist Serhiy Nykyforov as his new spokesman by the next decree. Respective decrees #282 / 2021 and #283 / 2021 are posted on the President's website.
"To dismiss Yulia Mendel from the post of the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine ... To appoint Serhiy Nykyforov as the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine," the documents read.