U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine steps down

Source : 112 Ukraine

In her goodbye speech, Marie Yovanovitch shared her views of the most tangible changes that she witnessed in this country over her cadence
08:46, 20 May 2019

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch
Radio Liberty

Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine has left her office at the Embassy. On May 20, the authority released a video with the diplomat's goodbye speech.

'There has been so much progress since the last three years, since last five years and the Revolution of Dignity here in Ukraine. I look at all of the things that have been accomplished - for example, stabilization of the economy, sticking with the IMF program. It's been difficult but it means that the fundamentals are sound here in Ukraine or getting to be sounder', she said.   

The Ambassador reminded that the reforms in Ukraine continue in many areas, such as the education, healthcare and pension provision. She admitted that many years should pass yet to get the reforms completed.

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'Ukraine is on its way to its European future, and I think that is hugely important. I see fight in the progress against corruption; again, it's not done, but there has been progress, including this year's establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court', the official stated.

Jovanovitch admitted that the results of the recent presidential election showed that Ukrainians aim not just for changes, but for the fundamental transformations in the country.  

The U.S. diplomat served as the Ambassador in Ukraine since August 2016 until now.

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