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Uses. Joe Biden nominates Bridget Brink as US ambassador to Ukraine

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Agenpress US President Joe Biden has appointed veteran diplomat Bridget Brink as the new US ambassador to Ukraine.

Earlier today, the White House announced that Brink will move to fill a “critical position” that has been vacant for the past three years.

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Washington said Brink’s appointment came at a time when the United States was increasing its support for Ukraine in the midst of Russia’s invasion.

The new ambassador is currently the US ambassador to Slovakia and has served as a diplomat for 25 years.

The White House added that “Brink’s decades of experience make him particularly well suited to this moment in Ukraine’s history.”

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Brink previously served on the National Security Council and US outposts in Serbia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, and elsewhere. With more than two decades in foreign service, Brink has primarily focused on Europe and Eurasia.

Originally from Michigan, Brink was nominated by Trump for her current role and most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department. She also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US embassies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 2014 to 2015, and in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 2011 to 2014.

And the Ukrainian non-profit media “Europe Pravda” indicated that Brink’s experience in Ukrainian affairs is “limited”, citing Ukrainian observers who described her as a diplomat specializing in European “hot spots”.

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