The administration of US President Joe Biden will announce the candidacy of its Ambassador to Ukraine in the coming weeks. This was stated by George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, as Suspilne reports.
"We are now in the process of selecting an ambassador, this is a priority of the Biden administration - the first wave of ambassadorial appointments will include Ukraine... Therefore, I am confident that the White House will announce a qualified candidate in the coming weeks," he said.
Kent noted that at the end of the term of the former US president, there were 80 countries without US ambassadors, "in many of these countries there are political appointees, while diplomats with experience in foreign policy traditionally worked in Ukraine."
Meanwhile, the United States expects Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to visit Washington on August 30.
"President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to the White House on August 30, 2021," the statement reads.
According to Psaki, the visit will affirm "the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity".