President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky deprived Volodymyr Ariev and Artur Herasymov of the highest diplomatic ranks, which were conferred to them by the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This was stated in the text of the decree published on the president’s website.
By his decree, Zelensky deprived Ariev and Herasymov of the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
“To cancel as issued groundlessly: Decree of the President of Ukraine from May 18, 2019 ‘On conferment of diplomatic ranks’ in the part regarding the conferment of the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to V. Ariev and A. Herasymov; Decree of the President of Ukraine from May 19, 2019 ‘On conferment of a diplomatic rank,” the decree says.
President Zelensky noted that the conferment of diplomatic ranks was groundless.
As it was reported earlier, Volodymyr Ariev accused Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov of blocking the visit to the session, where the violation of the rights of Crimean Tatar in annexed Crimea would be considered.
According to him, the parliament’s speaker does not sign the official trip for the session of the PACE Committee on Equality and Nondiscrimination. “I believe that it is not just a mistake but it borders with criminally negligent,” Ariev said.