Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyended this Friday the mandate of its ambassador to the United Kingdom, Vadim Adaptsa key figure in relations between kyiv and London, according to a decree published on the website of the presidency.
The decree does not detail the reasons for the decision, but the ambassador had recently been critical of the Ukrainian president, regretting his “sarcasm” directed at the British Defense Minister, Ben Wallace.
During the summit of the I’LL TAKE held this month in Vilnius, Wallace told reporters the UK is no Amazon arms delivery service for Ukraine and suggested kyiv could express more “gratitude”.
The UK is a major arms supplier to Ukraine and has also trained its troops since the Russian invasion of the former Soviet republic began in February 2022.
Zelensky responded, in a press conference, at the same summit, stating that he did not know how else he could express Ukraine’s gratitude, adding: “We could get up every morning and convey our words of gratitude to the minister personally.”