Valeriy Chaly became ambassador of Ukraine to the United States on Aug. 3, 2015. In June 2014, Ambassador Chaly was appointed deputy head of the administration of President Petro Poroshenko following his foreign policy advisory during Poroshenko’s presidential campaign.
Ambassador Chaly also supervised the foreign policy, international law and security programs at a leading Ukrainian think tank, the Razumkov Centre, while serving as its deputy director-general (2006-09 and 2010-14). In November 2009, he was appointed deputy minister for foreign affairs of Ukraine but resigned in April 2010 to protest the foreign and security policy of then-President Viktor Yanukovych.
Following his resignation, Ambassador Chaly resumed his work at the Razumkov Centre and advised the Foreign Relations Committee of Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine. Ambassador Chaly’s earlier public sector career also included postings as assistant to the deputy secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council (1997-99) and senior consultant at the Assistants’ Group to the President of Ukraine (1995).
In 1995, Ambassador Chaly, 45, graduated with a degree in postgraduate international law studies from the Institute of International Relations at the National Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv and in 1992 from the Faculty of History at the Vinnytsia State Institute of Pedagogy.
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