Contents tagged with Marie Yovanovitch

  • U.S. Embassy appoints new adviser to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense

    Ukrainian Defense Minister, Stepan Poltorak, met with the U.S., Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. The head of the Ministry of Defense explained the Ukrainian government’s position regarding the imposition of the martial law, reports the press service of the Ministry.

    “The imposition of the martial law is a necessary preventive measure in case Russia conducts a full-scale land military operation against Ukraine,” said the minister, adding that army should check its readiness to respond …

  • US Ambassador: Ukraine to lose billions of dollars if Rada does not adopt Anti-Corruption Court law

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch stated that Ukraine will be refused billions of dollars in international aid if the Verkhovna Rada fails to pass the law "On the High Anti-Corruption Court", which was agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    "Failure to pass an IMF-compliant bill would erode Ukraine’s ability to fight corruption, prevent Ukraine from receiving billions of dollars in assistance, and destabilize the economy. Getting this right is essential for building a …

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine: Washington will not recognize Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has said that Washington will not recognize the Russian Presidential elections planned in the annexed Crimea. She said this on air during a broadcast of Ukrainian television channel Pryamoi.

    "I think [it will be the same] as with all the elections in the Crimea…the way we treated these elections in the past is that we did not recognize them," Yovanovitch said.

    The Russian presidential elections are scheduled for March 18, 2018 - the anniversary of …

  • US ambassador: Those who fight corruption are heroes, but the adherents of old Ukraine have gone to war with them

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch wrote an article for Novoye Vremya advocating the creation of an Anti-Corruption Court and the reformation of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP).

    “Four years after Maidan, the question is haunting: isn’t the urge to bring Ukraine into the future fading? Political attacks on the NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine) and SAP (Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine) hinder their ability to take down …

  • Media: US Ambassador to Ukraine will not be replaced

    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reported that the U.S. Ambassador in Kyiv, Marie Yovanovitch, is excluded from the recall of diplomats due to the election of Donald Trump as the President of the U.S.A., as reported by a source in the Embassy to Ukrainian News.

    “There are two types of diplomatic appointments, political and career. Marie Yovanovitch is a career diplomat, therefore she will not be affected,” the representative of the agency said.

    According to a mandate issued by Trump, all diplomats …

  • Marie Yovanovitch to become next US Ambassador to Ukraine

    The new US Ambassador to Ukraine will be Marie Yovanovitch, who previously served as Ambassador in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, and in the beginning of the 2000s was Deputy Chief of Mission the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

    The “Day” newspaper reported this, citing a source in the State Department.

    Since 2012, Yovanovitch has served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

    Yovanovitch was born in Canada into a family of immigrants from Russia. As a child, …