Who is David Holmes?

David Holmes is the Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine.

Holmes heads the political section which among its top priority goals are to strengthen U.S.-Ukrainian bilateral ties and further integrate Ukraine into the Euro-Atlantic community by helping Ukraine consolidate its democracy, reinforce the rule of law, advance justice and anti-corruption reforms, bolster civil society, and promote a responsive, responsible government. According to the Embassy’s website the ‘Political Section’ assists in these priorities by organizing and facilitating high-level bilateral and multilateral engagements and reporting on issues affecting the bilateral relationship, including domestic political events, reforms, democratic practices, and human rights.

Holmes testified before House lawmakers on November 15, and is scheduled to testify in public on Thursday.

Read his closed-door transcript below: