The Insider reports:
Ukraine on Thursday announced that it would launch a federal criminal investigation into alleged threats against Marie Yovanovitch, the US’s former ambassador to Ukraine.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs released a statement saying it “took note of the possible illegal surveillance on the territory of Ukraine by former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.”
It added that it, “with regard to international and national legislation, guarantees protection, safety and untouchability for diplomats of any foreign state on the territory of Ukraine, including the representatives of the diplomatic corps of the United States of America.”
BREAKING: Police in Ukraine are investigating the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, according to the Interior Ministry.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) January 16, 2020
BREAKING: Ukraine’s Interior Ministry announces criminal probe into alleged illegal surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch after text messages released by House investigators showed Robert F. Hyde and Lev Parnas discussing her being tracked in Kyiv.
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) January 16, 2020
So, police in Ukraine have announced investigation into possible illegal surveillance on Amb. Masha Yovanovitch. But we have yet to hear from Mike Pompeo. Yesterday, I wrote about how his absenteeism s SecState has become more of a brand than a quirk. https://t.co/hXuBqjNpmZ
— Abigail Tracy (@abigailtracy) January 16, 2020