was born on February 20, 1970, in Odesa Oblast. He graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 1994 and Ukrainian Academy of International Trade in 1998. Amb. Prystaiko was Chief Economist and Deputy Head of Department for Trade and Economic Relations with African, Asian and TransPacific Countries at the Ministry of International Economic Affairs and Trade. From 1997 to 2000, he was Deputy Head of the AsianTrans-Pacific Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2000 to 2001, he was consul at the General Consulate of Ukraine in Sydney. In 2002, he was appointed to the Foreign Policy Department at the Presidential Administration. From 2004, Amb. Prystaiko served as Policy Advisor at the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada and chargé d’affaires for Ukraine in Canada. From 2007 to 2009, Amb. Prystaiko was Deputy Director of NATO Department at the MFA. He served as Deputy Head of Mission of Ukraine’s Embassy to the USA. From 2012 to 2014, he served as Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada and Ukraine’s representative at ICAO. From 2014 to 2017, Amb. Prystaiko was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2017, he was appointed Head of Ukraine Mission to NATO.