The Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin
Address: Albrecht Strasse 26, Berlin, D-10117
Tel.: (+49 30) 28887128
Fax: (+49 30) 28887163
Amb. Oleksii Makeiev
Oleksii Sergiiovich Makeiev (born 25 November 1975 in Kyiv]) is a Ukrainian diplomat who has been serving as Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany under President Volodymyr Zelenskyy since 23 September 2022.
He graduated from the Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 1997.
Makeiev began his diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996. Prior to 2014, he worked at Ukraine's diplomatic missions in Germany and Switzerland. He was made political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2014. As political director, he was involved in the negotiation of the Minsk agreements with Russia, Germany and France. In 2020, he became the special representative for sanctions policy.
Oleksii Makeiev is married to Olena Makeieva, who was deputy minister of finance from 2015 to 2016. They have one daughter.
Makeiev is fluent in English, German, and Russian. He can also speak French and Spanish.
In 1992, the diplomatic relations between Germany and Ukraine were renewed. In June 1993, President Kravchuk and Chancellor Kohl signed the Joint Declaration on the basis of relations between the two countries. In 1998 the first Ukrainian-German intergovernmental consultation took place in Bonn. The two countries are also involved in cultural, humanitarian, trade, economic and scientific cooperation. There is also an important Ukrainian diaspora in Germany since about 130,000 Ukrainians are currently living in the country.