U.S. Senate appoints Nuland Under Secretary of State

Source : 112 Ukraine

Blinken stressed that her experience in all spheres of activity will be very important for him and the State Department in the execution of US foreign policy
12:27, 30 April 2021

Victoria Nuland, a former State Department spokesperson and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia in President Barack Obama's administration, has been appointed Under Secretary of State. The Senate voted in favor of Nuland's appointment on April 29, according to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken who left the respective post on Twitter.

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“Thrilled that Victoria Nuland was confirmed as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Her deep experience across the board will be so important to me and the Department as we move forward with a foreign policy that delivers for the American people,” he wrote.

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Nuland will soon administer the oath, after which she will officially take office in the third-highest position in the US State Department.

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As it was reported, in January, US President-elect Joe Biden proposed the appointment of former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland as Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

Nuland served as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs from September 2013 to January 2017. In 2013, during the events of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, in the rank of Assistant Secretary of State, she met with Viktor Yanukovych, and also visited the Independence Square and talked to the protesters.

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