Russian Ambassador Yakovenko left London
Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko (65) has relinquished his duties in London and left for Moscow, the Embassy in the UK informed on August 24.
“24 August 2019 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Mr Alexander Yakovenko relinquished his duties and departed to Russia,” the embassy stated.” Ivan Volodin, minister-counsellor, will act as chargé d‘affaires a.i.”
Mr.Yakovenko was appointed ambassador to the UK in 2011.
According to Novaya Gazeta Andrei Kelin, former Russian Permanent Representative to the OSCE, will be appointed as Moscow envoy to London.