New US Ambassador in Ukraine: US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt leaves Ukraine

17:07 Aug. 18, 2016

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt leaves Ukraine

Geoffrey Pyatt and Petro Poroshenko, August 1, 2016 (UNIAN Photo)

The diplomat will hold the position of US Ambassador to Greece

The United State Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt says goodbye to Ukraine. He confirmed that the USA will keep on supporting Ukraine's forces to defend the country's sovereignty.

Mr. Pyatt was an active supporter of the Euromaidan protests. The ambassador says he will take the memories of Maidan, its victims, and heroes with him. The diplomat added that he is proud of the relationship built between the Embassy, him, youth and society.

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Ambassador's position will be taken over by Marie L. Yovanovitch. She was nominated for this post in May. 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. 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.

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Geoffrey Pyatt is currently moving to Greece. He is going to head the United States Embassy in the country.

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