Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sacked Kyiv’s ambassador to India on Saturday, the presidential website said.
In a decree that did not explain the reason for the move, he announced the dismissal of Ukraine’s ambassadors to Germany, India, the Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary.
It was not immediately clear whether the envoys would receive new jobs.
Zelensky has urged his diplomats to get international support and military aid for Ukraine as it tries to fend off the Russian invasion on February 24.
Kyiv’s relations with Germany, which relies heavily on Russian energy supplies and is also Europe’s largest economy, have been a particularly sensitive issue.
The two capitals are currently at odds over a German-made turbine undergoing maintenance in Canada. Germany wants Ottawa to return the turbine to Russian natural gas giant Gazprom to pump gas to Europe.
Kyiv has urged Canada to keep the turbine, saying shipping it to Russia would be a violation of sanctions imposed on Moscow.
Ukrainian defenders struggled to hold off Russian forces on several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China to align with the West in opposing the invasion after a moody G20 meeting.
A missile attack on the northeastern city of Kharkiv wounded three civilians, its governor said, though Russia’s main strikes appeared to be focused southeast of there on Luhansk and Donetsk.
Those two provinces, parts of which were in the hands of pro-Russian separatists before the conflict began in February, comprise the eastern industrial region of Donbas.
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