Marie Yovanovitch said that in 2018, “a high-ranking Ukrainian official” warned her to stay alert.
WASHINGTON – Former US Ambassador to Kyiv Marie Yovanovitch is convinced that her dismissal was sought by former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, US President’s lawyer Rudolf Giuliani, as well as his partners Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. This is evidenced by the transcript of testimony released on Monday, which Jovanovic gave earlier under oath to the Special Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. The document was published with banknotes by this Committee, in which Yovanovitch spoke behind closed doors on October 11.
According to Jovanovic, around February 2018, a “high-ranking Ukrainian official” warned her to stay alert. “Well, I mean, he essentially said, and in some detail, that there were two individuals from Florida, Mr. Parnassus, and Mr. Fruman, who worked with… Giuliani, and that they organized meetings for Mr. Giuliani with Mr. Lutsenko. And they were interested in having another Ambassador fill the post. I think because they wanted to do business in Ukraine or additional business,” the diplomat told US lawmakers.