Sergiy Kyslytsya

SKDKnickerbocker has signed on to provide speech writing support to Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Working on a pro-bono basis, the Stagwell unit advised the Mission ahead of ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya's appearance before an emergency session of the Security Council during the evening of Feb. 23.

He urged the Russian ambassador to call foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and president Vladimir Putin and urge them to call off the invasion of his country.

He concluded by saying, "There is no purgatory for war criminals. They go straight to hell, Ambassador."

Stephen Krupin, SKDK's managing director and head of executive communications, handles the Ukraine account.

He was senior presidential speechwriter for Barack Obama and earlier was chief speechwriter for secretary of state John Kerry and senate majority leader Harry Reid.

SKDK does not have a formal contract with Ukraine.