According to Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine Christina Quinn, the diplomatic mission will resume work in the Ukrainian capital by the end of May, if circumstances permit
The building of the US Embassy in Kyiv
The US Embassy expects to resume work in Kyiv by the end of May, if circumstances permit, said United States Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine Christina Quinn, who is based in Lviv and quoted by Reuters.
“We listen to the opinion of security experts, and when they tell us that we can come back, we'll do it,— Quinn said.
On April 25, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, after a visit to Ukraine along with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, said that he had informed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the return of American diplomats to the country from next week, as well as about the intention of American leader Joe Biden to appoint Bridget Brink as the new ambassador to Ukraine .
Responding to a question about whether he gave Zelensky any timeline for opening an embassy in Kyiv, Blinken said the United States would consider the details of the opening of the diplomatic mission. The head of the State Department expects this to happen “within a couple of weeks.”
On the same day, Biden announced his intention to nominate Brink as ambassador, who now holds the position of head of the diplomatic mission in the Slovak Republic. Before that, she served as a senior adviser and deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and was responsible for matters related to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
Even before the start of the Russian military operation, the United States decided to temporarily move the embassy from Kyiv to Lviv, and then the diplomats moved to Poland.
Read on RBC Pro Pro How importers were able to protect themselves from the high volatility of the ruble survive the crisis: advice from Igor Rybakov, Fedor Ovchinnikov and others Pro x The Economist Articles The Fed made a historic mistake. Will this lead to a global recession? p>In the middle of the month, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported that diplomatic missions of 16 countries, including France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Turkey, and the Czech Republic, resumed their work in Kyiv. Later, British Ambassador Melinda Simmons announced her return to Kyiv.
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