As a son of immigrants, I take very seriously the freedoms and rights granted to us in this country, America, the greatest country in the world. Vergennes and Sartine, connected by the embryonic intelligence organization known as the secret du roi, whose agenda ultimately favored animosity towards Britain, somewhat to the advantage of the French navy.

Yermak texted Ambassador Volker an initial version of the draft statement, which read: Special attention should be paid to the problem of interference in the political processes of the United States, especially with the alleged involvement of some Ukrainian politicians.