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US ambassador in Ukraine candidacy approved, both sides satisfied, - Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vadym Prystaiko expects to start working with the Ambassador as soon as possible
08:48, 7 February 2020

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The candidate for the office of U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine has been approved, and this candidacy suits both sides. Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine's Foreign Minister reported that as quoted by UNN news agency.

"I'm not going to reveal a big secret here, but during my conversation with Secretary of the State Pompeo we were told that the job is done... We know a certain man who they will offer [to get the job]. Basically, we're fine with this candidate", he said.

Prystaiko admitted that such a long process of selecting the ambassador is due to a different system of appointment; it differs from that in Ukraine.

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The candidacy of the ambassador is supposed to be approved by the U.S. President and the Senate.

Prystaiko expects to start working with the Ambassador as soon as possible.

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Last month, Pompeo said the U.S. State Department would do everything necessary to find out whether there was a threat to the former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. “We will do everything we need to do to evaluate whether there was something that took place there,” he said in a radio interview. “I suspect that much of what’s been reported will ultimately prove wrong, but our obligation, my obligation as secretary of state, is to make sure that we evaluate, investigate. Any time there is someone who posits that there may have been a risk to one of our officers, we’ll obviously do that,” he said.

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