Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway
Viacheslav Yatsiuk was born on 11 September 1969 in Chernihiv region, Ukraine. Since 1971 he has been living in Kyiv.
In 1990-1995 he studied International Relations at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (graduated with distinction).
1995-1997 – Attaché, Third Secretary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
1997-2000 – Third Secretary, Second Secretary, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, New York City
In 1997-1998 – Advisor for Political Affairs to the President of the 52nd session of the United Nations General Assembly
In 2000-2001 – Alternate Representative of Ukraine on the United Nations Security Council
2000-2002 – Chief Advisor, Foreign Policy Directorate, Administration of the President of Ukraine
2002-2004 – Director, Department for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Administration of the President of Ukraine
2004-2005 – Deputy Director General, Foreign Policy Directorate, Administration of the President of Ukraine
In 2000-2005 – member of a number of intergovernmental structures, including the Committee on Co-operation between Ukraine and the European Union, the Ukrainian-American Foreign Policy Committee, the Ukrainian-British Consultative Mechanism and some others
2005-2009 – Counsellor, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom, London
2010-2012 – Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation, Moscow
2012-2014 – Director General, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
In 2012-2014 – Head of the OSCE Chairmanship Task Force; Secretary of the Interagency Committee of Ukraine for Organization of the 20th OSCE Ministerial Council in Kyiv on 5-6 December 2013; Deputy Head of the Working Group on the Signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union
2014-2016 – Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Since June 2016 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway, Oslo
Ambassador Viacheslav Yatsiuk is awarded the Order of Danylo Halytsky and received a number of other national awards of Ukraine.
He is fluent in English, French, and Russian.
A substantial part of his military service in 1987-1989 as a paratrooper he served in Afghanistan.
He is married to Olena Bilous, they have a son and daughter.