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WASHINGTON, May 19. /TASS/. Marie Yovanovitch, a career member of the Foreign Service, has been announced as nominee for Ambassador to Ukraine, the White House announced on Wednesday on behalf of the US president.
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Geoffrey Pyatt, who currently serves as US Ambassador to Ukraine, to the post of Ambassador to Greece, it said.
"Marie L. Yovanovitch, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Dean of the School of Language Studies at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, a position she has held since 2014," the White House said.
From 2008 to 2011 she was US Ambassador to Armenia, and also served as US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan from 2005 to 2008. Marie Yovanovitch worked in Ukraine in 2001-2004 as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Kiev.