On Tuesday, December 15, the U.S. Senate approved the candidacy of the country's new ambassador to Belarus: Julie D. Fisher will be appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Belarus. Official results of the voting are published on the official website of the Congress.
According to official data, Fisher's candidacy was submitted for consideration by U.S. President Donald Trump in early May. In August, it was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and in September it was submitted for voting.
It is yet unknown when Fisher will departure to Minsk.
Fischer previously served as U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Russia, was responsible for the European Union and Western Europe at the U.S. State Department, was Deputy Chief of Mission to NATO, and served as Political and Economic Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.
As we reported earlier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that the special services of the United States of America had established a control center in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv.