Kyiv (QHA) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted credentials from the newly appointed Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Interfax reports. After the ceremony, the sides discussed issues on the agenda of the U.S.-Ukraine relations, the president’s press service said. As reported, Pyatt arrived in Kyiv on August 3, 2013. Geoffrey R. Pyatt is a Senior Foreign Service officer whose 24-year State Department career has ranged from Asia to Europe and Latin America. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to Ukraine, Pyatt served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the South and Central Asia Affairs Bureau from May 2010 until July 2013. Previous U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft held the post from November 20, 2009.