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Ukraine Investigates Reports of Surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch

<b>Ukraine Investigates Reports of Surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch</b>Newly released documents suggest that Ms. Yovanovitch was being watched in Kyiv while she was the American ambassador there.
Ukraine has opened a criminal investigation into allies of President Trump, following reports that they had the United States ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch, under surveillance while she was stationed in Kyiv, the Ukrainian government said, as President Volodymyr Zelensky tries hard to avoid any hint of partisanship in its dealings with Washington. On Tuesday, just before Mr. Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate was scheduled to begin, Democrats in the House of Representatives published text messages to and from Lev Parnas — an associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer — pointing to surveillance of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch. The Internal Affairs Ministry of Ukraine said in a statement released on Thursday that "the published messages contain facts of possible violations of Ukrainian law and of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, which protect the rights of diplomats on the territory of another state." Ukraine "cannot ignore such illegal activities" on its territory, the statement said, adding that the national police had started criminal proceedings after analyzing the new material.


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