Kyiv: Amid the Russian occupation in Ukraine, the United States has reopened its embassy in Kyiv nearly three months after withdrawing American diplomats and suspending work in the Ukrainian capital.
“The Ukrainian people, with our security assistance, have defended their homeland in the face of Russia’s unconscionable invasion, and, as a result, the Stars and Stripes are flying over the Embassy once again,” Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday.
Blinken also stated that with the war continuing in the region, the US was applying “additional measures to increase the safety of our colleagues who are returning to Kyiv and have enhanced our security measures and protocols”.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden nominated Bridget Brink, a career US foreign service officer, to be ambassador to war trone Ukraine.
Brink is well aware of the region as most recently she was serving as ambassador to Slovakia.
Brink had served previously as a senior adviser and deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US Department of State, where she focused on Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
She also served as deputy chief of mission in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Tbilisi, Georgia.