Marie Yovanovitch: Gennadiy Minchenko / Globallookpress.com
US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch was removed from his post after he insisted on the observance of the Protocol for transmitting a request to the Ukrainian officials about the investigation into the oil and gas company Burisma Holdings.About it reports Associated Press, referring to former us diplomat.
According to him, Jovanovic refused to make “personal, informal things,” about which she was asked. She insisted that requests personal lawyer of the President of the United States Donald trump, Rudy Giuliani to the Ukrainian official was transferred through official channels. Giuliani spoke to officials about the investigation against the son of the former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden, who worked in Ukrainian company Burisma.
The diplomat made it clear to Washington that the United States has formal protocols for requests for investigation to the governments of other countries. It is noted that the state Department uses in such cases a special bilateral treaties on legal assistance, which coordinated the exchange of evidence and information on criminal investigation. Between the United States and Ukraine, this agreement is valid since 2001.
It is expected that on Friday Jovanovic will testify in the House of representatives of the United States Congress under the impeachment trump. They will be held behind closed doors. Democrats expect her appearance, despite the approval of trump, the White house would not cooperate with the investigation. October 10 Senate Democrats sent to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo demand letter stating the reason for the offset Jovanovic with Ambassador.
On 28 September it became known that trump during the July telephone conversation c Zelensky said that Jovanovic is waiting for “some trouble”. In may, the information appeared that Washington withdrew its Ambassador from Kiev. Her tenure was three months shorter than the usual three-year period. Temporary charge d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine was William Taylor.
The scandal surrounding Biden happened after media reported that hunter Biden received millions of dollars from the Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings from spring 2014 to fall 2015. At that time, the Biden-senior Vice-President of the United States in the Obama administration.
“The case for Biden” became an occasion to start procedure of impeachment of the Trump, which was initiated by the Democratic party in the house of representatives on September 25. According to them, during a telephone conversation with Zelensky, the American leader was pressuring Ukrainian counterpart to get the dirt on Biden, who is the most promising opponent of the incumbent U.S. President in the election in 2020.
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