On February 27, 2014 Andrii Deshchytsya was appointed Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Diplomatic rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine.
From 2012 he was Ambassador-at-Large, Special Representative of OSCE Chairpersonin- Office for Conflict Resolution.
During 2008-2012 Mr. Deshchytsya was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Finland and Iceland (with Residence in Finland), and in 2006-2008 – Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
In 2004-2006 he was Counsellor, Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland and in 2001-2004 Mr. Deshchytsya was Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Finland. During 1999-2001 he was Senior Coordinator of PAUCI (Polish-American-Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative) and in 1996-1999 – Press Secretary, First Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland.
Graduated from Ivan Franko Lviv National University (1989), University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) (1995), Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Political Science (1995).