A US Senate committee has approved the candidacy of a new ambassador to Ukraine

Oleksiy Yarmolenko

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the candidacy of Bridget Brink for the post of US Ambassador to Ukraine.

This was reported on the Twitter account of the committee.

"The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is officially approving Bridget Brink as Ambassador to Ukraine, sending a strong signal that US support for Ukraine is only growing. We look forward to its speedy approval by the full Senate in the coming days," the statement said.

  • On May 6, 2019, it became known that the US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovich ends her work. She urgently left for Washington for consultations. Jovanovic testified to Congress in the investigation into the possible impeachment of then-US President Donald Trump.
  • Trump later nominated a new ambassador to Ukraine, 71-year-old General Keith Dayton, to Congress. But the process of appointing him dragged on until the US presidential election, which Trump lost. That is why the new US ambassador to Ukraine is already being appointed by the Joe Biden administration.
  • On February 2, 2022, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed that Ukraine had received a request from the United States to nominate a new ambassador. In late April, US President Joe Biden formally nominated Brink as the new US ambassador to Ukraine. Prior to that, she served as Ambassador of the United States to Slovakia. She has also served as a Senior Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US Department of State.