“US President Joe Biden's administration has instructed career diplomat Robin Dunnigan to oversee Central and Eastern European policy at the State Department,” the statement reads.
The diplomat will help shape policy towards Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Dunnigan took office on September 7.
From 2014 to 2017, Dunnigan was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy at the State Department's Energy Resources Bureau.
From 2017 to 2021, she worked at the US Embassy in Vienna, first as Deputy Head of Mission and then as Chargé d'Affaires in Austria.
Dunnigan is also known for sharply criticizing Russia's plans to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
As it was reported, a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took place in Washington on September 1. Later, President Volodymyr Zelensky's Office has published Ukraine and the United States' joint statement on strategic partnership, where it is stated that Washington will continue to assume forces on the involvement of Russia to the responsibility for its aggression against Ukraine, including the war in Donbas and annexation of Crimea.