Contents tagged with Yovanovitch

  • Media: U.S. State Department to appoint a charge d'affaires instead of ambassador to Ukraine

    The U.S. Department of State considers appointing a chargé d'affaires instead of ambassador in Ukraine, reports with reference to its own diplomatic sources.

    According to the publication, the most likely appointment to this position is William Taylor, who served as an ambassador in Kyiv in 2006-2009.

    “The Department of State made a proposal, which is still being considered by the executive vice president of the United States Institute for Peace,” the publication writes.

    “Shortly, a …

  • Giuliani: US Ambassador to Ukraine Yovanovitch opposed Trump’s policies

    In an interview with Inter TV journalist Dmitry Anopchenko published on Facebook, Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said that US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has opposed Trump’s policies.

    “Yes, part of the problem that was created for us here in the US was the ambassador who has now been removed. She, too, was part of all these efforts against President Trump. Roughly a year ago one of the congressmen said that she was assuring the Ukrainian officials that President Trump was …

  • Media: Washington to dismiss Yovanovitch from post of US ambassador to Ukraine

    On May 20, Marie Yovanovitch will be ceasing her role of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine, ZN.UA reported citing its sources.

    “Marie Yovanovitch left for Washington in a hurry to attend meetings. This Saturday, May 11th, the ambassador is due to fly to Ukraine. And on May 20, as all the diplomats at the embassy were informed today, Yovanovitch will be returning to Washington,” the news agency writes.

    According to the news agency, the …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General admits that US ambassador did not give him 'do not prosecute' list

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has admitted that US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch did not give him a list of persons who should not be prosecuted.

    Lutsenko explained the circumstances of his meeting with the ambassador in an interview with TheBabel.

    “The meeting was at the Prosecutor General’s Office, at this table in January 2017. It was not one-on-one. She was not alone, and I was not alone. Ms. Yovanovitch was interested in the Vitaly Kasko case. The thing is, Mr. …

  • US ambassador urges Ukrainians to vote

    In a video message published on the website of the US Embassy to Ukraine, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch urged Ukrainians to vote in Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections on 31 March.

    “The US supports the Ukrainian nation in anticipation of the free, fair and safe elections that will take place in Ukraine next week, and we call on the Ukrainian government, civil society and all citizens to make their contribution to Ukrainian democracy,” Yovanovitch said.

    The American diplomat stressed that …

  • Media: Washington will not recall ambassador Yovanovitch from Ukraine amid 'do-not prosecute list' scandal

    The United States cannot leave Ukraine unattended or in the care of a new ambassador.

    According to Mirror Weekly article by journalist Tatyana Silina, contrary to the rumors that are being disseminated across the Ukrainian media, Washington is not going to immediately withdraw its ambassador from Kyiv because of the current scandal. On the contrary, the US State Department is persuading her to stay in Ukraine at least until the summer, although the family circumstances require Marie …

  • US ambassador calls for audit of Ukrainian defense industry conglomerate

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch believes that an audit of the Ukrainian state defense industry concern Ukroboronprom will assist the fight against corruption in the national security sector.

    According to her, the decision to perform the audit needs to be made by the Cabinet of Ministers, RBC-Ukraine reports.

    “The Ukrainian government should also audit Ukroboronprom and declassify the orders. This will help the fight against corruption in the national security and defense sector… It …

  • US ambassador: Ukraine to get Javelin anti-tank systems for free

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch reported that the US government will provide Ukraine with weapons, including Javelin anti-tank systems, free of charge.

    “Last year the [US Presidential] Administration decided to provide Ukraine with additional defensive capabilities. So far, there are no details on how this will be done. We, like Ukraine, have a certain procedure for implementing these decisions, we must inform Congress of how it will be done. And only once we go through this …

  • US Ambassador on protests at Ukrainian Parliament: Ukrainians are behaving decently

    The behavior of protesters and law enforcement officers during the protest action under the walls of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine indicates that the Ukrainian people can enjoy their rights. The Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, expressed this opinion in an interview with the publication

    "Since the Maidan, and before that, obviously there have been demonstrations and protests in Ukraine, and I think it’s an important example of how the Ukrainian people are able to express …