Pom­peo set to visit Ukraine amid DC im­peach­ment drama

Orlando Sentinel - - NATION & WORLD -

WASHINGTON — Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo plans to visit Ukraine on Fri­day amid the drama on Capi­tol Hill over Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s im­peach­ment.

Pom­peo will be the high­est-rank­ing of­fi­cial to visit Ukraine’s cap­i­tal, Kyiv, since the July phone call be­tween Trump and Ukrainian Pres­i­dent Volodymyr Ze­len­skiy that led to Trump’s im­peach­ment by the Demo­crat­i­cled House on charges of abuse of power and ob­struc­tion of Congress.

Pom­peo ar­rives a day after the de­par­ture of Wil­liam Tay­lor, the act­ing U.S. am­bas­sador whom he hand-picked to re­place Marie Yo­vanovitch when she was re­called abruptly under pres­sure from Rudy Gi­u­liani, Trump’s per­sonal at­tor­ney. Tay­lor’s ap­point­ment had a time limit, but he did not have to leave un­til Jan. 14.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.