Washington, December 21 – US Republican Senator Rand Paul, who voted against confirming Lynn Tracy’s candidacy for the post of new US ambassador to Russia, name of the thing Wrong decision to assign this position to a diplomat who calls for the accession of Ukraine and Georgia to NATO.
The senator wrote on his Twitter account after the vote on Tracy’s nomination: “It is wrong to send an ambassador to Russia who supports the accession of Ukraine and Georgia to NATO.” Paul became one of two congressmen (along with Mike Lee) to vote against her appointment as US Ambassador to the Russian Federation, and other senators cast votes in her support.
Tracy is a State Department employee who has been nominated for the new position by President Joe Biden. She is expected to be the first woman in history to hold this position. She speaks Russian and has already worked in Moscow – in 2014-2017 she held the position of deputy head of the diplomatic mission.
Russia had previously approved Tracy’s candidacy. The former ambassador, John Sullivan, ended a mission of nearly three years ahead of schedule due to serious illness and the death of his wife.
Until recently, Tracy was the US Ambassador to Armenia, in 2012-2014 she held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia, and in 2010-2011 she held the position of Deputy Chief of Mission in Turkmenistan.
While working at the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tracy received a ministerial award for “heroism” after surviving an attempted armed attack. Its other overseas assignments have included Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan.
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