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Ukrainian president names press secretary

She was selected among around 4,000 applicants.

Ukrainian president names press secretary
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Yuliya Mendel
Photo: Delovaya Stolitsa

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appointed 32-year-old Yuliya Mendel his press secretary.

Born in Kherson, she studied journalism in Kyiv. At various times, she worked for such TV channels as ICTV, Espreso and Inter. For several years, she has worked with The New York Times. She also contributed to Forbes Ukraine and Politico, according to The Babel.

The press secretary of Ze Team, Iryna Pobedonostseva, said that there were around 4,000 applicants for the post.

Zelenskyy announced a vacancy of his press secretary on 30 April.

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