President Joe Biden on Tuesday formally nominated an experienced foreign service officer with experience in Russian matters is the next US ambassador to Russia.
The White-colored House announced the nomination of Lynne Tracy, the present US ambassador to Armenia, towards the publish following the Russian government signed off around the choice.
Tracy’s selection have been known for a while but was not announced pending Russia’s approval. Ambassadorial nominations should be authorized by the host government underneath the rules of diplomatic protocol.
Such approval is usually routine but couldn’t be overlooked at any given time of particularly fraught US-Russian relations over Ukraine, the detention of american citizens in Russia, allegations of Russian meddling in US along with other elections, as well as an escalating spat within the staffing of embassies in Washington and Moscow.
Tracy, who speaks Russian, formerly offered like a senior advisor for Russian matters within the Condition Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Matters, and because the deputy chief of mission in the US Embassy in Moscow. She also held several posts in Central and South Asia.