On December 7th, the EU Center will be filming an interview with Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019). While working as the ambassador to Ukraine, Yovanovitch focused on the issue of countering corruption in the country. She was prematurely recalled from her post on former president Trump’s orders. Her testimony was key at Trump’s impeachment hearings back in November 2019.

In this interview we will discuss with Marie Yovanovitch her fight against corruption, her opinion on the future of relations between Ukraine and the EU, U.S and Russia, as well as her background as a diplomat.

Marie Yovanovitch is a former member of the United States Foreign Service. She has also worked in multiple positions within the State Department, such as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2004–2005), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2012–2013). Besides serving as U.S Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019), she was also U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2005–2008) and U.S. Ambassador to Armenia (2008–2011). She is currently a Senior Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace at Georgetown University.

Please see below for a clip from C-SPAN in which Yovanovitch testifies on her work fighting corruption in Ukraine.