Smooth sailing seen for Biden Ukraine ambassador pick in U.S. Senate

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next ambassador to Ukraine, veteran diplomat Bridget Brink, was expected to easily win confirmation to a crucial position that has been vacant for three years after a smooth confirmation hearing on Tuesday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held Brink’s hearing just two weeks after Biden sent her nomination to the Senate, underscoring the desire from both Biden’s Democrats and Republicans to send an ambassador to support Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy as he faces Russia’s invasion. A Michigan …

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