Kyiv Security Forum


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine

Roman Waschuk (BA [History], University of Toronto, 1983; MA [History], University of Toronto, 1985) began his career with External Affairs Canada in 1988. First posted as Second Secretary (Political) in Moscow, he subsequently served as Counsellor (Political) in Kyiv and Counsellor (Political) and Minister-Counsellor (Political/Economic) in Berlin.

In Ottawa, Mr. Waschuk’s postings have included Deputy Director of the European Union Division, Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Division, Director of the Global Partnership for Biological Non-Proliferation, Chemical Weapons Destruction and Redirection of Former Weapons Scientists Division, and Director of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Programs Division. In 2011-2014, Mr. Waschuk served as Ambassador to Serbia, with concurrent accreditation to Montenegro and Macedonia. Since December 1st, 2014, Mr. Waschuk serves as Ambassador to Ukraine.