Kiev’s envoy to Australia Vasily Miroshnichenko, a successful businessman, is attempting to crowdfund his daughter’s education Vasily Miroshnichenko takes a selfie with the crowd before Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky gives a virtual address to the university in Canberra, Australia, August 3, 2022 © AP / Tracey Nearmy

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has shamed Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia, Vasily Miroshnichenko, for “begging and vagrancy,” after he launched a crowdfunding appeal to send his daughter to a top-tier London university.

“It’s not a joke,” Zakharova wrote in a Telegram post on Sunday, explaining that the ambassador had posted a link to the crowdfunding page on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts. (RT)