U.S. Senate approves country’s first ambassador to Belarus in 12 years

The decision was approved on December 15

On Tuesday, December 15, the U.S. Senate approved the candidacy of the country’s new ambassador to Belarus: Julie D. Fisher will be appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Belarus. Official results of the voting are published on the official website of the Congress.

According to official data, Fisher’s candidacy was submitted for consideration by U.S. President Donald Trump in early May. In August, it was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and in September it was submitted for voting.

It is yet unknown when Fisher will departure to Minsk.

Fischer previously served as U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Russia, was responsible for the European Union and Western Europe at the U.S. State Department, was Deputy Chief of Mission to NATO, and served as Political and Economic Adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.

As we reported earlier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that the special services of the United States of America had established a control center in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv.

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6 comments

  • WTF! Lukashenko accused the US of interfering in it’s internal affairs during the sham election, now they appoint an ambassador to the shithole country. Something ain’t right here. At first I thought this was Russian propaganda, but the article also appears on RFE. What makes this more amazing, the US don’t recognise Lukashenko as president of Belarus.

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    • She will be a major thorn in his side if she does go. Especially after working in Georgia and Moskovia, she knows what is happening. My guess is she will get kicked out within a month and that will make Luka-shank-o look even worse.

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  • I’m also a bit confused by this. As long as the current power-grabber is still clinging on to the presidential office, which the US does not recognize, Belarus has no legitimate government. Maybe this is merely meant as a means to remain in contact with the country’s citizens in particular its opposition.

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  • It can mean two things. There could be a guy in the White House that has some strange preference for “strong leaders” like Erdogan and Putin.

    I don’t think this is the reason though. Maybe there are some Americans inside Belarus, and it may be safer for them if they have an embassy to go to in case things go out of hand.

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