She currently holds the position of head of the American diplomatic mission in Slovakia.
The U.S. President Joe Biden has announced the candidacy of Bridget Brink for the post of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. This was announced on Monday by the White House press service, noting that she currently holds the position of head of the American diplomatic mission in Slovakia.
“President Biden announced today his intention to nominate veteran American diplomat Bridget Brink for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine,” the press service said.
Brink’s candidacy must be approved by the Senate of the U.S. Congress.
She previously worked in the central office of the Department of State and in the National Security Council at the White House. In the first foreign assignment in the diplomatic service, she was in Belgrade (Serbia) in 1997 – 1999. She was deputy head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 2014 – 2015. She headed the Embassy in Slovakia on August 20, 2019.
“She speaks Russian, studied Slovak, Serbian, Georgian and French,” the White House said.
The post of head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Kyiv has remained vacant since May 2019, when the previous ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, was recalled to Washington. The US Charge d’affaires in Ukraine is currently Kristina Queen. Yovanovitch was appointed to Kyiv in 2016 under President Barack Obama. In May 2019, she left this post at the request of President Donald Trump, who accused her of disloyalty.