Senate Unanimously Confirms Bridget Brink As New US Ambassador to Ukraine

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Published on May 19, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Senate Unanimously Confirms Bridget Brink As New US Ambassador to Ukraine

Senate Unanimously , Confirms Bridget Brink As, New US Ambassador to Ukraine.

Politico reports that the career Foreign Service officer, who is currently the U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, was confirmed on the evening of May 18.

Politico reports that the career Foreign Service officer, who is currently the U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, was confirmed on the evening of May 18.

Her appointment as ambassador to Ukraine follows a three-year period in which there has been no American envoy in Kyiv.

Her appointment as ambassador to Ukraine follows a three-year period in which there has been no American envoy in Kyiv.

Marie Yovanovitch, the previous ambassador to Ukraine, was removed from her post by President Donald Trump in 2019.

Marie Yovanovitch, the previous ambassador to Ukraine, was removed from her post by President Donald Trump in 2019.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke about the urgency of having an accomplished diplomat such as Brink in Ukraine amid Russia's invasion.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke about the urgency of having an accomplished diplomat such as Brink in Ukraine amid Russia's invasion.

To have an ambassador there at this critical time as the United States continues to help the Ukrainian people … is a wonderful thing, is a good thing, and will help advance the cause of peace, security and freedom, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via statement, as reported by Politico.

To have an ambassador there at this critical time as the United States continues to help the Ukrainian people … is a wonderful thing, is a good thing, and will help advance the cause of peace, security and freedom, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via statement, as reported by Politico.

I have every confidence she will be an outstanding ambassador, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via statement, as reported by Politico.

Politico reports that the U.S. has also formally reopened its embassy in the war-torn country.

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Brink, who speaks Russian, was previously the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Brink, who speaks Russian, was previously the deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

She has also worked with U.S. embassies in Uzbekistan, Georgia, Cyprus and Serbia


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Bridget A. Brink

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United States Foreign Service

Primary personnel system used by the diplomatic service of the United States federal government

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