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What Trump and Putin got wrong, with Marie Yovanovitch

The former US ambassador to Ukraine thinks the country surprised many with its resilience to Russia’s invasion.

The former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, talks to Emily Tamkin about how Russia and the world underestimated Ukraine’s resolve ahead of former’s February invasion, and how the West needs to hold its nerve and stay united to support Ukraine.

Yovanovitch, who was pushed out by President Donald Trump in 2019 following a smear campaign during his first impeachment, talks about the 6 January Capitol riot congressional hearings and whether the US has really returned to the world stage. Plus, she explains how Ukraine is an example to the world because of the way it has fought against the invasion.

Further Reading:

The Capitol riot testimony was more smoking gun than smoke and mirrors.
Russia’s army is fighting Ukraine the way it was designed to.

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