25 October 2016

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New U.S. ambassador expected in Kyiv next week

New United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is to arrive in Kyiv next week, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.


"Looking forward to welcoming Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to Ukraine next week! She has been sworn in at the Department of State and will present her credentials to President Poroshenko after she arrives in country," the embassy's press service wrote on Facebook on Friday.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, who has been nominated to the post of U.S. Ambassador to Greece, left Ukraine after three years of service on August 18, 2016.

Marie Yovanovitch worked in Ukraine in 2001-2004 as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

From 2008 to 2011 Yovanovitch was U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, and also served as U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan from 2005 to 2008.

Since joining the Foreign Service in 1986, she has also served at posts in Canada, Russia, Somalia, and the United Kingdom.

Marie Yovanovitch received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.S. from the National War College.

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