Journal Politico named two candidates for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Журнал Politico назвал двух кандидатов на должность посла США в Украине

Officials of the administration of President Donald trump is taking steps to stabilize U.S. relations with Ukraine on the background investigation of impeachment, which seriously damaged the relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, is expected to visit Ukraine in January in a sign of support. The trip confirmed with the official administration of the trump, will be the first visit by Pompeo in the country as the head of American diplomacy.

The circumstances of the recall of the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch are the basis of the investigation by the Democrats behavior trump against Ukraine. Investigation, probably this week will lead to the fact that the House of representatives for the third time in U.S. history will be subjected to impeachment of the President.

Among those who can replace Jovanovic, Lieutenant-General in the resignation of Keith W. Dayton, the sources said magazine. Former military 40 years, he is now the Director of the European center for security studies George C. Marshall associated with the Pentagon.

It is noted that the candidacy of Dayton like Trumpand former General “is ready to take on the job.”

Officials in Kiev and Washington hope that the new Ambassador will be able to stabilize relations.

Ukraine has just elected a new Ambassador to the United States. They will be Volodymyr Yelchenko, who is currently the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN.

Another likely candidate to replace Jovanovic is an acting assistant Secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker. Riker is a career foreign service officer.

Ricker said earlier, I originally just asked him to temporarily replace Jovanovic. It was winter of last year. But in the end, said Riker, instead, he then chose William Taylor, who is now the chargé d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine.

Dayton says in Russian. He has experience in Kiev. In November last year, the U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis has appointed his senior Advisor to the United States on defense in Ukraine. And he is familiar with the problems associated with training and equipping foreign military forces. According to his biography, and his last place of employment while serving in the army to help coordinate U.S. security for Israel and the Palestinian authority.

A former state Department official Daniel fried said that Dayton “respect” and “experienced” and become a “smart choice” as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine in the case of extension.

According to former Pentagon official Michael carpenter, one of the recent projects of Dayton the Center of them. Marshall – training courses for the Ukrainian anti-corruption and defence reform, which received a high score, could be the official policy of the United States.

The foreign-policy specialists disagree about whether the next Ambassador be a political appointee or a member of the career foreign service, as Jovanovic. Dayton, as a retired officer, but not an experienced diplomat, would be more similar to the model used in South Korea, where trump was appointed Ambassador of the former Admiral of the U.S. Navy.

Trump criticized the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch , and noted that in Ukraine dramatically changed the attitude towards him after winning the election in the fall of 2016.

On 31 October the House of Representatives voted for impeachment, identifying the order of the public hearings, examination of witnesses, the rights and obligations of participants in the process.

Before that, during the month the members of the three committees of the lower house of Congress held an investigation against Donald trump, the basis for which was complaint anonymous representative of the intelligence community.

The informant suspected trump of using his position to intervene in the presidential election of 2020. The complaint says that the President of the United States put pressure on Ukrainian President, insisting on the investigation against Joe Biden, a likely presidential candidate from the Democratic party, and his son hunter.

From 13 to 21 November, the Congress passed public hearings. Testimony was given temporary charge d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy assistant Secretary of state George Kent, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, NSC staff Alexander Vindman and Tim Morrison, assistant Vice-President Mike Pence Jennifer Williams, a former state Department special envoy Kurt Volker, the head of the US mission to the EU, Gordon Sandland other witnesses.

November 15, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch said at the hearing in the lower house of Congress that he was “shocked and devastated” because of the attacks of President Donald trump in her address. During testimony in the House of Representatives diplomat called “terrible” since its early withdrawal from Kiev to demand trump. According to Jovanovic, the content of the phone call trump with Vladimir Zelensky, in which both of the President unflattering spoke of her, “knocked her off balance”.

Following the hearing, Trump intend to lay charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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