The US Senate on Wednesday backed Lynne Tracy’s nomination as US
envoy to Russia, Trend reports citing TASS.
Voting is ongoing, but Tracy has already received enough votes
to receive the post.
US President Joe Biden nominated Tracy to head the US diplomatic
mission in Russia in September.
At the end of November, during a Senate Foreign Relations
Committee hearing on her nomination, Tracy stressed that further
dialogue between Moscow and Washington on new arms control
agreements would be possible once Russia allowed US experts to
resume inspections under New START. In addition, she expected to
expand channels of communication between Moscow and Washington.
Tracy is the first woman who will serve as US envoy to Russia.
On December 7, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
recommended to approve her nomination.