Marie Yovanovitch was the US Ambassador to Ukraine from 2016 until 2019. She held many senior government positions during her thirty-three-year diplomatic career including serving as Ambassador to two other former Soviet countries, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.
However, her career was derailed after she became the target of a disinformation and smear campaign led by then President Donald Trump’s private attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Her abrupt recall from her post in Ukraine led to her astounding testimony in the first impeachment trial of President Trump.
Yovanovitch quietly retired from the State Department in 2020 and is now a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as well as a fellow at Georgetown University. Her new book is a timely and inspiring new memoir, 'Lessons From the Edge'.
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