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Zelenskyy axes UK ambassador after row
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Zelenskyy axes UK ambassador after row

Ukraine’s ambassador to London has been sacked after publicly rebuking Volodymyr Zelensky for comments he made about Ben Wallace. Vadym Prystaiko had accused the Ukrainian president of displaying “unhealthy sarcasm” toward the Defence Secretary, who suggested Kyiv should stop treating its allies like “Amazon” and show more gratitude for arms deliveries at the Nato summit in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. “How else can we show our gratitude? We can wake up in the morning and thank the minister,” Mr Zelensky theatrically responded in a news conference. “Let him write to me and tell me how to thank him.” When asked to comment on the row, Mr Prystaiko last week said: “I don’t believe this sarcasm is healthy.” “I don’t think we need to show the Russians there is something betw...