US-Ukraine relations: New US ambassador to arrive in Ukraine 'next week'

12:04 Aug. 20, 2016

New US ambassador to arrive in Ukraine 'next week'

Marie L. Yovanovitch

Marie L. Yovanovitch to replace Geoffrey Pyatt who is moving to Greece

Ukraine is expected to get a new United States Ambassador soon. After three years of service, Geoffrey Pyatt is going to be replaced by Marie L. Yovanovitch, who was nominated for this position in May. 

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According to the US Embassy in Kyiv, Yovanovitch will arrive in Ukraine's capital next week. The announcement is published on the institution's Twitter page. 

The new ambassador to Ukraine used to work as a Dean of the School of Language Studies at the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute since 2014.

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The upcoming nomination is set to be her second term of work in Kyiv. Yovanovitch was a Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Ukraine from 2001 to 2004.

The replacement is a part of the usual rotation of US Ambassadors. Geoffrey Pyatt is now moving to Greece. He is going to become a head of the United States Embassy in the country.

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