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Chargé d'affaires to head U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Joseph Pennington will assume the responsibilities of Chargé d'affaires and acting Deputy Head within the transitional period
19:22, 8 May 2019

Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Chargé d'affaires will head the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine instead of Marie Yovanovitch, as Josh Rogin wrote in The Washington Post. The columnist had access to the copy of the internal communication of the U.S. State Department.  

According to him, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will leave her post on May 20 without anyone replacing her and without nomination of candidates for the post.

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“We expect the Department to appoint a long-term Chargé d’Affaires to lead the mission until a new Chief of Mission is nominated and confirmed,” read the notice, which was sent to all mission personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.

At the same time, it was added that Joseph Pennington will assume the responsibilities of chargé d'affaires and acting Deputy Head within the transitional period.

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“Incoming Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien plans to arrive in Kiev on May 28,” the article reads.

 

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