The new head of the Ukrainian language service at euronews launching on 24 August will be Fidel Pavlenko.

The 48 year old will be responsible for building and supervising a team of 16 journalists who will soon join the newsroom in preparation. A British journalist of Ukrainian origin, Pavlenko graduated from the National University of Kiev and the journalism school of the BBC.

He speaks Ukrainian, English, Russian and German. Before joining euronews, Fidel Pavlenko was a producer for the Ukrainian section of the BBC in London, since 1995.

Euronews in Ukrainian will be the 11th language service for the European news channel. The new service will broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, live and on all of euronews’ multimedia platforms. It targets the Ukrainian market as well as the entire Ukrainian community around the world.