: New ambassador to Ukraine approved by U.S. Senate

17:43 Jul. 15, 2016

New ambassador to Ukraine approved by U.S. Senate

Marie L. Yovanovitch to replace outgoing US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt

Marie L. Yovanovitch to replace outgoing Geoffrey Pyatt

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt will soon be replaced Marie L. Yovanovitch, whose candidacy was confirmed by the Senate on July 14.

Pyatt, in his turn, was confirmed by the Senate as the new Ambassador to Greece.

President Barack Obama nominated Yovanovitch for the post back in May.

It is not the first time she will be working in Ukraine.

Yovanovitch was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine from 2001 to 2004 with further promotion to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2005-2008) and Armenia (2008-2011).

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