Atlantic Council representative withdrew his statement about Lutsenko and Yovanovitch

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch handled him a 'do-not-prosecute list'
16:29, 23 March 2019

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Anders Aslund, a senior researcher at the Atlantic Council, took his words back after saying that he did not believe in the statement of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko about the United States Ambassador in Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

He wrote that on his Twitter, reports "Business Capital".

"I am withdrawing my statement on Lutsenko," Aslund wrote, without specifying any details.

We recall that on March 20, Lutsenko stated in an interview that during the first meeting with Yovanovitch, she allegedly gave him a list of persons against whom an investigation could not be conducted. In addition, Lutsenko complained that his department did not receive $ 4 million, which the U.S. should have provided as financial support. The Prosecutor General did not name the names of people from the list, but allegedly names of some MPs were there.

The embassy denied this information and noted that it was disseminated in order to weaken the ambassador’s reputation.

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Earlier, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko expressed support of the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, as he said during the event dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the creation of the Security Service (SBU), broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko supported Yovanovitch in the case of passing the “not to prosecute” list to Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko.

Petro Poroshenko noted that Marie Yovanovitch has an important role in “development of the Ukrainian-American relationships”.

“I want to note an important role of the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in the development of the Ukrainian-American relationships. I stress that as the U.S. and the U.S. President Donald Trump representative she has my full support,” Petro Poroshenko said.

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