Sergiy Kyslytsya

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Sergiy Kyslytsya

Sergiy Kyslytsya (Ukrainian: Сергій Олегович Кислиця; born 15 August 1969) is a Ukrainian diplomat who currently serves as the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations since 2019. He previously served as the Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2014–2019.


  • There is no purgatory for war criminals. They go straight to hell, Ambassador .
    • Sergiy Kyslytsya (2022), speaking to Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, on 24 February 2022 [1].
  • "If [Putin] wants to kill himself, he doesn’t need to use the nuclear arsenal. He has to do what the guy in Berlin did in a bunker in May 1945."
    • In response to nuclear tensions,[2]
  • I think that it is not only Russian diplomats in New York who need mental assistance but also those who posted today this text: 'Foreign Minister Lavrov: The goal of Russia's special military operation is to stop any war that could take place on Ukrainian territory or that could start from there.' Russian Embassy in London. Retweeted by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Let me remind the Russian diplomats that in London in case of need for mental help, you can dial NHS line 111. Thank you.
  • We, not just Ukraine but everybody, must make an effort to help the Russian population to direct their country back on the road towards democracy, how to develop democratic institutions and how to develop a living, sustainable society.
  • I don't buy this version that they are so brainwashed that they don't understand what is happening. We don't live in the Soviet era when there was no internet or when citizens couldn't travel abroad or didn't have any means of getting information.
  • Militarily, Russia will be defeated. It will cost us further losses of civilian and military lives, and we can only try to minimize the damages, but together with Norway and other allies I am not in doubt that Russia will be militarily defeated on Ukrainian territory.
  • Ukraine wants to be independent, and we will celebrate our national day with our partners and friends.
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