President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appointed Oleksiy Makeyev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Germany.
“To appoint Oleksiy Serhiyovych Makeev Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Germany,” the decree reads.
Oleksiy Makeev is currently a special representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on sanctions policy and a member of the Yermak-McFaul international expert group. He has been in the diplomatic service since 1996, during which time he worked in particular in Berlin and Bern.
According to the official biography on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Makeev was born in 1975 in Kyiv. He received his education at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.
Makeyev started his career as a diplomat in 1996. He worked in the embassies of Ukraine in the Swiss Confederation and the Federal Republic of Germany. Specializes in international security issues and analysis of foreign policy processes.
In 2014–2020, he held the position of political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, after which he was appointed a special representative of the ministry for sanctions policy.