President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Ihor Kizim as Ukraine's Ambassador to Belarus. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a Presidential decree No.39 dated February 16. Kizim, 55, in 1996-2000, was the first secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in France, in 2001-2003 - in Nigeria. In 2004-2007 he worked as an advisor to the Department of Arms Control and Military-Technical Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 2007-2011 - adviser to the Ukrainian Embassy in Canada, in 2011-2013 - Head of Department of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of International Security Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2013-2014, Kizim was deputy director and in October-December 2014 - acting director of the International Security Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. In 2014-2015, he worked as Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in the United Kingdom. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in May 2015, President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Mykhailo Yezhel from the post of Ukraine's Ambassador to Belarus, Since then the post remained vacant.