Wess Mitchell, co-founder of the Center for European Policy Analysis, is the be the new assistant US secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

This has been confirmed by the US Senate, Tanjug reported on Friday.

He replaces Victoria Nuland, who held this post in the administration of former US President Barack Obama and was, among other things, in charge of relations with Russia, but also with Serbia.

News agencies are reporting that Mitchell was elected under a simplified procedure at the end of a session which confirmed the appointment of several US diplomats to new ambassadorial posts.

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