Evanston resident Preston Appleby greets Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, before she speaks at Northwestern University. “She is an iconic figure of public responsibility,” said Appleby, “one who stood up to the barrage of animosity and doubt about her position.” Besides, he said, “I would rather kiss her than Rudy Giuliani.” Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled as ambassador in 2019 following a smear campaign by Giuliani. “It was a real out-of-body experience,” she told the crowd of about 100 that filled the Great Room in the Norris Center. Now on a book tour for her memoir, Lessons From the Edge, she wants to tell Americans how important it is to support Ukraine in its war against Russia. It was her first time in Evanston. “When I first saw the lake, wow,” she said. “With whitecaps and everything.” (Photo by Richard Cahan)
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I’ll be sure to read her book..
..and thank you for bringing it to my attention which is so important in defending democracy both here and abroad.