The Biden administration has nominated a new U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
Background: On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of State Lloyd Austin met with Ukrainian President Volodomy Zelenskyy in Kyiv.
In Sunday’s meeting with Zelenskyy, Blinken “also relayed that U.S. diplomats will be returning to Ukraine this week,” Price said.
“The increased U.S. presence demonstrates our support for Ukraine and is part of the U.S. commitment to return our diplomats to our Embassy in Kyiv as soon as possible,” he added. “This action will strengthen the Department’s ongoing commitment to facilitate humanitarian relief efforts and the delivery of assistance to the Government of Ukraine, while providing enhanced support to U.S. citizens.”(per Fox News)
What Happened: On Monday, the Biden administration nominated the current U.S. ambassador to Slovenia Bridget Brink to become the new ambassador to Ukraine.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said earlier Monday that Brink’s “decades of experience make her uniquely suited for this moment in Ukraine’s history.”
Prior to Monday’s nomination, Brink “previously served as Senior Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Tbilisi, Georgia,” Price said. (per Fox News)
“During her more than twenty years in the Foreign Service, Ambassador Brink has spent most of her career focused on advancing U.S. policy in Europe and Eurasia,” adds her biography on the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia’s website.