After months of tumult, Ukraine's ambassador craves the mundane

'Maybe...in a couple of generations, Ukrainian diplomats will be like everybody else, won't be rushing with our telephones attached to our heads.'

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Ukrainian Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko and his wife Inna in the fall of 2013, before his country was rocked by protests, secessionist movements and a big change in government.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Published: Wednesday, 11/12/2014 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 02/11/2016 9:41 am EST

The diplomatic community is mostly a separate world from the rest of Ottawa; the average Ottawan doesn’t see the city's foreign heads of mission all that often. And when they do, visiting diplomats have a way of being very, well, diplomatic.

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