Former diplomat Yovanovitch wins award for her work

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchBlinken tells State Department staff 'I have your back' Trump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report Former Giuliani associates plead not guilty to new fraud charges MORE will receive an award honoring her service to international diplomacy at Georgetown University on Wednesday, a university spokesperson confirmed.

Yovanovitch will accept the 2020 Trainor Award from the University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, an honor previously presented to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, then-U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest MonizErnest Jeffrey MonizOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Obama marine monument designation | Interior reverses course on tribal ownership of portion of Missouri river | White House climate adviser meets with oil and gas companies Moniz: Texas blackouts show need to protect infrastructure against climate change The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Back to the future on immigration, Afghanistan, Iran MORE and then-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The award is presented annually to “an outstanding American or foreigner for distinction in the conduct of diplomacy,” according to the institute’s website.

Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from Kyiv in May and became a central figure in the House’s impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE amid revelations that figures including Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiMyPillow files countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri Greitens Senate bid creates headache for GOP MORE and former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko conducted a campaign against her alleging that she was working to undermine the Trump administration. The State Department has called Lutsenko’s allegations an “outright fabrication.”

“When civil servants in the current administration saw senior officials taking actions they considered deeply wrong in regard to the nation of Ukraine, they refused to take part,” Yovanovitch wrote in a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post. “When Congress asked us to testify about those activities, my colleagues and I did not hesitate, even in the face of administration efforts to silence us.”