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Newsline: Ukraine’s diplomat wants Russian ambassador expelled from Australia

Ukraine’s representative in Australia says Russia will not win the war while Ukrainians are determined to fight for their freedom, while adding that he would like to see Russia’s ambassador to Australia sent packing. In a speech to the National Press Club Ukraine’s Charge d’Affaires in Australia, Volodymyr Shalkivskyi, spoke about how the people who have stayed in his home country are determined to beat back the Russian invasion in whatever way they can. “As everyone government you need to have a line of communication, but again I’m not in the position to be diplomatically polite,” he said. (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-10/ukraine-volodymyr-shalkivskyi-russia-war-invasion/100898906) Mr Shalkivskyi called for Australia to expel the Russian ambassador, saying although his job was to be diplomatic, the personal nature of the conflict was making it hard.

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