Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed a journalist Yulia Mendel to the post of his press secretary. This was stated in the decree from June 3, 2019, published on the website of the Administration of President.
"To appoint Yulia Mendel as a press secretary of the president of Ukraine," the document reads.
Yulia Mendel is 23 years old. She was born in Kherson city and studied journalism in Kyiv. In a different time, she worked on ICTV, Espresso TV, and Inter TV channels. She has been cooperating with The New York Times for several years now. She has written articles for Ukrainian Forbes and American Politico.
In 2016, Mendel became a heroine of the news about sexual harassment. On her Facebook page, she has written about indecent comments in her address from an unknown man. This post caused an uproar and gathered hundreds of comments with discussions whether it was worth to tell publicly about such situations.
As it was reported earlier, Zelensky appointed Maksym Donets as Deputy Head of the Department – Head of State Security Service of the President of Ukraine of State Security Service Department.
In addition, Oleksy Otserklevych became the Head of State Security Administration. Moreover, the president dismissed Volodymyr Dakhnovsky, the First Deputy Head of State Security Administration of Ukraine. Vyacheslav Shumny was appointed to this post.