America president, Joe Bidento nominate diplomats this Tuesday Lynn Tracy As the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, it comes at a time of greatest tension between Washington and Moscow over the Ukraine war.
Tracy, the current ambassador to Armenia, must be approved by the U.S. Senate and approved by Vladimir Putin’s government to take office.
in this case, The diplomat will become the first woman to head the U.S. embassy in Moscow and will succeed Ambassador John Sullivanwho ended his mission in early September.
Tracy has been Armenia’s ambassador since 2019, speaks Russian, and has served as “Number Two” at the embassy in Moscow from 2014 to 2017. As a career member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she also served as the “number two” in the Russian embassy in Turkmenistan, and worked in Pakistan and Kazakhstan delegations.
return, She served as the State Department’s Senior Advisor on Russia. Director of Central Asia at the White House National Security Council.
She holds a BA in Soviet Studies from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Akron, Ohio.
Amid heightened tensions with Russia, Ambassador John Sullivan left Moscow on September 4 after a nearly three-year mission.One of his last assignments was to pay tribute Mikhail Gorbachevthe last Soviet leader who died the same week, in the Column Hall of the Union Building in Moscow.
This diplomat is always harshly critical of Russia’s crackdown on the oppositionwith imprisoned Alexei Navalny end.
He left the country in April 2021 after Washington imposed sanctions on Russia, and he returns to the country after a Biden-Putin summit in Geneva in June 2021.
but Relations between the two countries soured after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24 last yearthe United States has coordinated with its European allies to impose a series of sanctions on it.
Currently, diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia have been reduced to a few communication channels to deal with technical issues.
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