By David Remnick | The New Yorker | March 1, 2022
Featured image: Marie Yovanovitch testified before Congress as part of the 2019 impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. Photograph by Kevin Dietsch / UPI / Alamy
In her first major interview since testifying against Trump, Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, discusses Russia’s war on the nation and Trump’s attack on her.
When asked about her parents, Yovanovitch answered:
They came here with nothing after World War Two, and, like so many immigrants to the United States, they believed in hard work, the power of education, going to church, doing the right thing. And so I had a pretty strict upbringing—there were a lot of lectures and things. But what mattered was the power of their example, their belief that, in the United States, there was opportunity.