Brink’s affirmation comes on the identical day the U.S. formally reopened its embassy within the Ukrainian capital. It had been shuttered since Russia’s invasion started in February.
The final Senate-confirmed ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, was eliminated by Donald Trump in 2019 because the then-president was in search of an investigation into his political rivals. The saga led to Trump’s first impeachment.
Brink has served in a number of roles within the diplomatic corps, together with as a deputy assistant secretary within the State Division’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She speaks Russian and has served at U.S. embassies in Serbia, Cyprus, Georgia and Uzbekistan.
At Schumer’s route, the Overseas Relations Committee fast-tracked Brink’s nomination. Her affirmation listening to came about final week, and the committee reported her favorably to the Senate ground earlier Wednesday. In a matter of hours, all 100 senators agreed to substantiate her to the put up.