U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Yovanovitch to be recalled – media
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will wrap up her deployment in the country on May 20.
That's according to a report by ZN.UA citing the publication's sources in the U.S. diplomatic circles.
Yovanovitch has set off for Washington for consultations, the report says.
It is alleged that on Saturday, May 11, the ambassador is to return to Ukraine only to step down officially on May 20, of which the embassy staff were informed today, May 6.
Prior to the appointment of a new head of the diplomatic mission in Ukraine, the ambassador's duties will be performed by a charge d'affaires, who is yet to be nominated.
Yovanovitch has served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine since 2016.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, in an interview with Hill.TV, said that, after Yovanovitch was appointed to the post, she allegedly gave him a so-called do-not-prosecute list.
In addition, Lutsenko complained that his agency never received $4 million of promised U.S. assistance.
Later, in an interview with TheBabel online publication, Lutsenko stepped back on the list of untouchables statement, providing more details of his meeting with Yovanovitch.
The U.S. embassy has refuted Lutsenko's statement on the do-not-prosecute list.