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He found a way to combine his passion for writing with his job by writing a popular personal blog, where he shares his views on topics from politics to the weather. He’s also good at combining work and family, since he took four years of unpaid leave to raise his children. Shortly after the end of his leave, he was appointed as British ambassador in Ukraine in 2008.

In his interview with the Kyiv Post at the British Embassy in the old part of Kyiv on Desiatynna Street, he spoke about the United Kingdom and Ukraine relations. He also shared his concerns that recent political developments in Ukraine could jeopardize the nation’s European integration.

KP: How would you assess British-Ukrainian political and economic relations? What are major figures that reflect economic relations?

Leigh Turner:
We were the first European Union member state to recognize Ukraine as an independent country. At the same time we have developed throughout the period of independence very strong trade relations with Ukraine.

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