Media: U.S. State Department to appoint a charge d'affaires instead of ambassador to Ukraine
The U.S. Department of State considers appointing a chargé d'affaires instead of ambassador in Ukraine, reports ZN.ua with reference to its own diplomatic sources.
According to the publication, the most likely appointment to this position is William Taylor, who served as an ambassador in Kyiv in 2006-2009.
“The Department of State made a proposal, which is still being considered by the executive vice president of the United States Institute for Peace,” the publication writes.
“Shortly, a chargé d'affaires will be appointed to Kyiv, who, most likely, will lead the embassy for at least a year, or even until the presidential elections in 2020,” writes ZN.ua.
In February, Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, presented his plan for de-occupation of the Donbas at the United States Institute for Peace, which is led by William Taylor.
Earlier, Foreign Minister, Pavel Klimkin, said that two candidates are being considered for the post of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
On May 6, it became known that U.S. Ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, will complete her work in Ukraine on May 20. On March 25, the son of the President of the United States, Donald Trump Jr., requested the removal of the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch from her post after her critical remarks about the administration.