U.S. Senate confirms Marie Yovanovitch as Ambassador to Ukraine, Pyatt moved to Greece

13:40, 15 July 2016
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Marie L. Yovanovitch as a new Ambassador to Ukraine, while Geoffrey R. Payette was moved to Greece, that’s according to a series of tweets by a New York Times journalist David Herszenhorn.


“Marie L. Yovanovitch confirmed by Senate as US ambassador to Ukraine replacing Geoffrey Pyatt at crucial juncture in country's history,” the journalist wrote.

Read alsoPyatt: World community has not enough info on Russia's role in Donbas warIn another tweet, Herszenhorn said that Mr Pyatt got a new job with the U.S. Department of State, this time in Greece.

“Congrats and good luck to Geoffrey Pyatt confirmed tonight by Senate US ambassador to Greece because Ukraine wasn't tough enough assignment,” reads the tweet.

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