Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch – Sarasota Herald Tribune

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said $60 billion aid package is ‘deal of the century’


Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, expressed confidence Monday in the resolve of the Ukrainian people to both win the war with Russia and make strides in eliminating governmental corruption that she linked to a vestigial legacy of communism.

Yovanovitch also told a near-capacity crowd at the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall that it is in the best interest of the U.S. to pass a $60 billion aid package – now tied to border security, as well as funds for Israel and Taiwan, in a bipartisan bill that U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson called dead on arrival.