Kazakhstan has not granted its consent to the appointment of the former head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhiy Hayday, as Ukraine's ambassador, ZN.ua has reported. LB.ua, for its part, received confirmation of this information from its own sources.
It is known that Russia categorically opposed the appointment of Hayday, trying to influence Astana's decision by all means. It was even proposed to recall the odious Russian ambassador to Kazakhstan, Alexei Borodavkin, in exchange for the non-confirmation of the agrement for Hayday, which Ukraine sent at the end of 2022.
It was expected that Kazakhstan would approve Hayday's appointment after the early parliamentary elections held on 19 March, but this did not happen. At present, sources say, the issue of appointing an ambassador to this country has been put on hold after Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's visit to Moscow on 9 May and his meeting with Putin.
In March, LB.ua was the first to write about the dismissal of Serhiy Hayday and his possible appointment as ambassador to Kazakhstan. A few days later, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed Hayday as head of the Luhansk regional military administration. Artem Lysohor, deputy head of the main department of the National Police in Zhytomyr Region, became the new head of Luhansk Region. It is not yet known what Hayday will do next.