File – Former American diplomat to Ukraine William Taylor is pictured. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)
UPDATED 10:21 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020
According to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, the State Department did not properly investigate the country’s role in alleged election meddling.
In a recent interview, Taylor said U.S. diplomats were not directed to find out if CrowdStrike servers could be located in Ukraine because nobody took the issue seriously. He also pointed out that Ukraine’s alleged involvement in U.S. elections was deemed “Russian propaganda.”
Taylor served as the top envoy to Ukraine between 2006 and 2009 as well as in June 2019 until January of 2020. Meanwhile, President Trump was concerned about alleged events from 2016.
“Hybrid war is more than tanks and soldiers…hybrid war is information war, it’s cyber war, it’s economic war, it’s a tax on elections,” said Taylor. “As we know, they’ve attacked our elections.”
Taylor also said there is a lot of disinformation around Ukraine and its war with the Kremlin. He warned the U.S. should be very careful about those kinds of stories.