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We could not locate the announcement but EUR DAS (and Trump Impeachment witness) George Kent is back in Ukraine as Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Kyiv. Kent has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau overseeing policy towards Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan since September 2018. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission in Kyiv from 2015-18.
As of July 12, he is back in Ukraine as CDA per tweet from US Embassy Kyiv. Until recently, Embassy Kyiv’s Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. was Kristina A. Kvien. She is still listed as CDA on embassy’s website as of this writing. This is a tad confusing, unconfuse us, please.
Embassy Kyiv has a new DCM who previously served at post as political counselor. Alan Purcell became Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine in May 2021. A career Foreign Service Officer, he served most recently as Acting Consul General in Hamilton, Bermuda, from January to May 2021. He was acting DAS at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor prior to his stint in Bermuda.
Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent started his time in Kyiv as Chargé by reaffirming U.S. support for Ukraine in a meeting with @rnbo_gov_ua Secretary Danilov. Good discussion of how the U.S.-Ukraine partnership can help address the challenges Ukraine faces. pic.twitter.com/jIVZW1Xegi
— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) July 12, 2021
Family members, former political prisoners, and human rights defenders described for CDA Kent the suffering of those unjustly imprisoned by Russia. They are not forgotten! Russia & its proxies must cease their persecutions and release all Ukrainian political prisoners immediately pic.twitter.com/07WwFaSR6O
— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) July 15, 2021
CDA Kent attended the Grand Opening of Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs in Kyiv, the latest American franchise doing business in Ukraine. U.S. investment leads to more jobs and helps strengthen regional economic health and stability. #NathansHotdogs pic.twitter.com/QX4qLn5Re1
— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) July 14, 2021
'Unfortunate' to watch Americans attack public servants: George Kent, the first witness to testify in the Trump impeachment hearings pic.twitter.com/x2M4SUROnl
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 13, 2019