The Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to perform "optimization" of representations

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In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine the working group for optimization of the Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad is created.

I declared a press it - the secretary the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vasily Kirilich at a briefing on Monday, making comments on the messages which have appeared in mass media about reduction of the Ukrainian Embassies abroad in connection with financial crisis, reports "Interfax - Ukraine".

"It is a question more likely not of reduction of embassies, and of their optimization", - Kirilich told.

It explained that the created working group will analyse current situation, the cash allocated for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and will study options of possible amendments through the Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad.

As the example, according to Kirilich, it can be reduction of number of the Ukrainian diplomats in embassies, and also options of embassies in combination are possible.

By words the press - the secretary the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is a temporality question.

Analyzing information on problems with financing of the Ukrainian diplomats abroad, Kirilich told:

"Certainly, in view of rate fluctuations which extremely affected our financial opportunities, there were certain failures in ensuring expeditious and timely payments for utilities, other needs, and also for a full recovery of means for foreign establishments and diplomats who work in these foreign establishments".

At the same time, according to him, today all payments to diplomats in Ukrainian the dipuchrezhdeniyakh are abroad carried already out more than for 90% and at present these problems are settled.

It is known that earlier in mass media there was information from sources that in view of catastrophic shortage of means in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs plan to close 10-12 Embassies of Ukraine in foreign countries.


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