On Brink’s work in Georgia a decade ago see this.

Interfax-Ukraine
April 25, 2022

Biden intends to nominate Brink as US ambassador to Ukraine – White House

Biden intends to nominate Brink as US ambassador to Ukraine – White House
U.S. President Joseph Biden intends to nominate Bridget Brink as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.

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Bridget A. Brink, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Prior to that, she served as Senior Advisor and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, with responsibility for issues related to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. She also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Tbilisi, Georgia. Brink spent her twenty-five-year career in the Foreign Service focused on advancing U.S. policy in Europe and Eurasia. She was the Director for the Aegean and the South Caucasus at the National Security Council and served in the State Department as the Deputy Director for Southern European Affairs, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, and Cyprus Desk Officer. She began her career in Belgrade, Serbia.

She speaks Russian…

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