On Monday, President Biden announced that he was nominating Bridget Brink to serve as the US ambassador to Ukraine, a position that has been vacant since 2019.
Brink will need to be confirmed by the Senate before she takes the post. She is currently the US ambassador to Slovakia and is a career diplomat who has worked in various positions in the State Department since the 1990s.
The announcement of Brink’s nomination came after the US said it plans on reopening its embassy in Kyiv. Before Russia invaded Ukraine, the US moved its embassy from Kyiv to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv and then eventually pulled all of its diplomats out of the country.
Fresh from a visit to Kyiv where he met with President Volodymyr Zelensky, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that US diplomats should start returning to Ukraine next week with the eventual goal of reopening the embassy in Kyiv.
“We will have American diplomats back in Ukraine starting next week. They’ll then start the process of looking at how we actually reopen the embassy itself in Kyiv. I think that will take place over a couple of weeks would be my expectation,” Blinken told reporters in Poland.
Blinken was joined in Kyiv by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The two officials told Zelensky that the US would provide over $300 million in new military aid for Ukraine. After the trip, Austin said one of the US’s goals in Ukraine is to see a “weakened” Russia.
12 thoughts on “Biden Announces Nominee for Ambassador to Ukraine”
It will be a black woman with no experience given Biden’s track record: Just like the empty suit with low IQ Loyd J Austin the Turd.
Austin became a general by kissing ass. He became SOD because he was a kiss ass general. His skin color is irrelevant.
No affirmative action got him to Sec Def. It is the Biden play book identity politics all the way.
He’s immensely qualified regardless of his color. And I don’t mean that as a compliment. Whether Biden appointed him because he is black doesn’t change that. He fits.
He is a disgrace.
I guess you didn’t get the part where I said it wasn’t meant as a compliment. The qualifications for being SOD are simple. You have to be a warmonger who wants to feed the MIC. Whether it’s Trump’s Mattis or Biden’s Austin it doesn’t f*cking matter. By the way, they both served on boards of defense contractors.
We’re probably both right.
Putins stooges in the Senate will block this.
You’re out of your mind. It will be damn near unanimous. Please name the stooges in the senate that are “pro Putin”.
Yes, please! Anti-war is searching for a voice in the wilderness, … and for god’s sake don’t name The Bern, …the biggest nothing burger since Barry O.
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