The United States presidential administration has already selected a candidate for the post of ambassador to Ukraine and is now completing the necessary procedures before his appointment.
It was stated by former ambassador William Taylor, as Ukrinform reports.
"The United States has a representative office in Ukraine, but without an ambassador. However, I have reliable information that the ambassador has already been elected and now this person is going through the necessary process, after which he will arrive in Kyiv as soon as he receives the consent of the Senate," he said.
According to Taylor, in the six months since the inauguration of President Biden, the White House administration is still being formed and has a number of vacancies.
Also, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent informed that the administration of US President Joe Biden would announce the candidacy of its Ambassador to Ukraine in the coming weeks.
"We are now in the process of selecting an ambassador, this is a priority of the Biden administration - the first wave of ambassadorial appointments will include Ukraine... Therefore, I am confident that the White House will announce a qualified candidate in the coming weeks," he said.
Kent noted that at the end of the term of the former US president, there were 80 countries without US ambassadors, "in many of these countries there are political appointees, while diplomats with experience in foreign policy traditionally worked in Ukraine."
Earlier, the White House announced that the United States expects Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to visit Washington on August 30.