List Lutsenko/Jovanovic. What is behind the attack of the attorney General to the American AmbassadorPhoto: Radio Liberty and twitter USEmbassyKyiv

The head of the GPU has made several high-profile accusations against Marie Yovanovitch. Now in social networks to find out what guided Yuriy Lutsenko and what impact his statements will have for Ukraine

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Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko gave an interview to the leading American magazines The Hill, which included several high-profile allegations against U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

According to him, at their first meeting, the Ambassador conveyed the “list of people we should not chase”. The Prosecutor General no names did not name, but said he categorically refused to comply with such a request.

In the Department of speech Lutsenko called “outright fraud”, and at the U.S. Embassy considered that the statements of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine have the aim to weaken the reputation Jovanovic.

Also in his interview with Yuriy Lutsenko mentioned that his Agency has received $ 4 million, which the American side promised to support.

“We have received from the US Embassy a letter that the money we are talking about, was under the full control of the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Embassy did not require our legal assessment of these facts,” – said the Prosecutor General.

According to Lutsenko, the situation was rather strange, as the money was intended for the General Prosecutor’s office, but the office never got what the U.S. Embassy said, “no problem”.

The state Department gave his version of events: “the United States did not provide assistance to the General Prosecutor’s office (PGO), but previously tried to support a fundamental reform of the justice system, including the GPU after the revolution of dignity in 2014. When political will for real reforms following the General prosecutors was not enough, we have used our fiduciary responsibility to the American taxpayer and redirected aid to more productive projects.”

The us Embassy also added that the accusations against the US are a manifestation of corruption. “These attacks deepen our determination to help Ukraine in achieving victory in the fight against corruption,” stressed the diplomat. And explained that the scoring of the claims in the media of the United States does not make these claims true.

Also Lutsenko in a sensational interview mentioned that the GPU is investigating possible interference of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in the us presidential campaign 2016.

We are talking about the leak of dirt on the Floor of Manafort (then head of the election headquarters of the Republican Donald trump) in order to influence the election in favor of his opponent — Democrat Hillary Clinton. Earlier audio recording of the conversation on this subject with the participation of the alleged Director of NABU Artem Sytnik, published decoy “amber case” MP Boryslav Rozenblat.

While many commentators were interested in the names from the “list Lutsenko/Jovanovic”, as Lutsenko himself no names named, and only the press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan said that it contained “some MPs”.

Although there were those who believed Lutsenko on the floor, or at least allowed the possibility of existence of “untouchable list”.

At the same time, users began to speculate who could have enabled Jovanovic to your list. However, many approached this question with humor.

Social media make versions about the motives that motivated to do Lutsenko loud accusations against the Ambassador.

Popular was the view that the attorney General “did something stupid” and his interview will harm relations between Ukraine and the USA.

Also, assume that Lutsenko deliberately tried to discredit Jovanovic because of her constant criticism of the government for insufficiently active struggle against corruption. But the scandal surrounding the possible involvement of Ukraine in the American elections and the interest of the President of Donald trump (the us President personally tweeted an article about the possible involvement of NABOO to the “plum” of information about Manforce) created for that appropriate moment.

However, users doubt that the attack on Jovanovic will be a great success and it will withdraw from office before term, which ends in the summer of 2019.

“Yury Lutsenko is unlikely to affect the career of the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. As I understand it, the Ambassador not only did not leave his post before the end of the period of stay in the country, but will remain in his position for some time after the end of this period,” – writes the MP Mustafa Nayem.

Sounded and the alternative version that the attorney General has taken the initiative with tacit approval of the United States. So, the journalist Vladimir Boyko claims that the interview was “control shot” in Jovanovic, the opinion which the state Department has allegedly long been prepared for her involvement in the leak of information in favor of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

So far, neither Marie Yovanovitch, neither Lutsenko nor other top officials of the state scandal erupted, and did not comment on its consequences for Ukraine it is possible to build only guesses.