George Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State came to Kyiv May 8. The press office of the U.S. Embassy reported that on Facebook.
Kent is supposed to meet with Ukrainian colleagues; the sides are to discuss political and economic reforms in Ukraine and the ongoing Russian aggression.
Earlier, it became known that U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's cadence will be over in Ukraine on May 20. The U.S. Department of the State called it a 'planned measure'.
Yovanovitch, an experienced career diplomat who has served in Republican and Democratic administrations and has been ambassador to Ukraine since 2016, will leave her post later in May, two months before she was scheduled to step down. The attacks, which four current and former U.S. officials who spoke to Foreign Policy said are unfounded, drew the attention of top Democratic lawmakers, who urged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a private letter last month to publicly defend her.