$100 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 19, 2022 For nearly 12 weeks, Russia has waged its unprovoked and brutal war against Ukraine, its sovereignty, its territorial integrity, and its people.  Beaten back from its failed attempt to seize Kyiv, Russia continues a grinding offensive across Ukraine’s south and east.  Ukraine’s courageous defense forces remain ... Read More»

Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 18, 2022 Three months ago, we lowered our flag over the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, just days before Russian forces streamed across Ukraine’s border to carry out President Putin’s unprovoked, unjustified war of choice.  When we suspended operations at the embassy, we made the point ... Read More»

Promoting Accountability for War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 17, 2022 The U.S. Department of State is announcing the launch of a new Conflict Observatory to capture, analyze, and make widely available evidence of Russia-perpetrated war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine.  The program encompasses the documentation, verification, and dissemination of open-source evidence regarding the actions of ... Read More»

Attribution of Russia’s Malicious Cyber Activity Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 10, 2022 The United States is joining with allies and partners to condemn Russia’s destructive cyber activities against Ukraine.  In the months leading up to and after Russia’s illegal further invasion began, Ukraine experienced a series of ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden at Signing of S. 3522, The “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act Of 2022”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 9, 2022 Oval Office 3:08 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, welcome, folks.  Today I’m joined by Senator Cardin — Ben Cardin; Elissa Slotkin; and the Congresswoman Victoria Spatz — Spartz, excuse me, who — I was just talking to her about still having family back in Ukraine.  God love you.   I — we’re going ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: United States and G7 Partners Impose Severe Costs for Putin’s War Against Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2022 President Biden and G7 Leaders Meet with President Zelenskyy to Continue our Efforts to Support Ukraine and Build on our Unprecedented Sanctions and Export Controls Today, President Biden and G7 Leaders met with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine to reinforce our shared commitment to strengthen Ukraine’s position on the battlefield and ... Read More»

G7 Leaders’ Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2022 Today, on 8 May, we, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), alongside Ukraine and the wider global community, commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation from fascism and the National Socialist reign of terror, which caused immeasurable destruction, unspeakable horrors and human ... Read More»

Targeting Russia’s Financial, Defense, and Marine Sectors and Promoting Accountability for Russian and Belarusian Military Officials

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 8, 2022 As President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified war enters its fourth month, the United States recognizes the staggering human toll of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.  Civilian casualties continue to mount, as do widespread reports of war ... Read More»

Speech by CDA Kristina Kvien on Return to Lviv

Lviv May 2, 2022 Hello, everyone!  I am so happy to be back in Ukraine! This is my first trip back since Russia’s assault started on February 24.  Two days before Russia launched its horrific attack on Ukraine, I stood here in this square and said that President Putin’s “flagrant disrespect for international laws and norms would ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: White House Calls on Congress to Provide Additional Support for Ukraine

The White House April 28, 2022 The assistance the Biden-Harris Administration has provided to Ukraine to date has made a significant difference on the battlefield, helping Ukrainians defend their country and win the battle for Kyiv. Now, as the war shifts to and intensifies in Ukraine’s eastern front, the Biden-Harris Administration is  calling on  Congress to provide ... Read More»

President Biden Announces Nominee for Ambassador to Ukraine

The White House April 25, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intention to nominate veteran U.S. diplomat Bridget A. Brink to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine. Bridget A. Brink, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine Bridget A. Brink, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin Remarks to Traveling Press

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SOUTHEASTERN POLAND APRIL 25, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Morning, everybody.  Secretary Austin and I just returned from Kyiv, where we went at the request of President Biden and the invitation of President Zelenskyy.  We had an opportunity to demonstrate directly our strong support, our strong ongoing support for the Ukrainian Government and for ... Read More»

Remarks By President Biden Providing an Update on Russia and Ukraine

April 21, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everyone.  Sorry to keep you waiting a little bit.  I had the honor of spending some time with the Ukrainian Prime Minister, who’s in town today.  And he is meeting with some of my Cabinet members, including the Secretary of Treasury and others. And we had a — a ... Read More»

Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuses in Russia and Belarus and Taking Action Against Sanctions Evaders

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 20, 2022 President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine, conducted with the complicity of the Lukashenka regime, continues to cause needless suffering and thousands of civilian casualties.  The world has witnessed the horrors of this war ... Read More»

United States Contributes $500 Million to World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund to Help Government of Ukraine Sustain Operations

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTOffice of Press Relations For Immediate ReleaseApril 20, 2022 PRESS RELEASE The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is contributing $500 million to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Ukraine (MDTF), fully implementing President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy that the United States intends to ... Read More»

Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. Department of Defense April 14, 2022 The United States has committed more than $3.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $2.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked assault on February 24. On April 13, the Department of Defense outlined the seventh drawdown of equipment ... Read More»

$800 Million in Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 13, 2022 Against tremendous odds, with extraordinary courage, and in the face of Russia’s relentless brutality against civilians, Ukraine’s forces are regaining ground, as Russian forces retreat from Kyiv and the surrounding region.  Still, Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, ... Read More»

Statement by President Joe Biden on Call with President Zelenskyy and Additional Security Assistance to Ukraine

April 13, 2022 I just spoke with President Zelenskyy and shared with him that my Administration is authorizing an additional $800 million in weapons, ammunition, and other security assistance to Ukraine. The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we are providing to devastating effect. As Russia prepares to intensify its attack in the Donbas region, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy AS DELIVERED April 11, 2022 Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Role of Women in Maintaining Peace and Security in Ukraine and the Impact on Women and Children in Ukraine Goodmorning, and thank you, Mr. ... Read More»

Statement from the President on Delivery of Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 8, 2022 Since the outset of my administration, the United States has placed the highest priority on delivering critical military capabilities to Ukraine so it can defend itself against Russian aggression. The entire world has now witnessed the effectiveness of those weapons, as courageous Ukrainian forces have used them to repel the ... Read More»

Statement of President Joe Biden on the UN Vote Suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022 I applaud the overwhelming vote today in the General Assembly of the United Nations to kick Russia off the UN Human Rights Council. This is a meaningful step by the international community further demonstrating how Putin’s war has made Russia an international pariah. The United States worked closely with our Allies ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Russia’s War of Aggression Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE April 7, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: United States, G7 and EU Impose Severe and Immediate Costs on Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2022 Today, the United States, with the G7 and the European Union, will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on the Putin regime for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha. We will document and share information on these atrocities and use all appropriate mechanisms to hold accountable those ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York April 5, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. Let me also start by thanking UAE and Ambassador Nussebeh for her successful presidency during the month of March. Madam President, as you begin your Security Council presidency, I want to thank the ... Read More»

$100 Million in Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 5, 2022 The world has been shocked and appalled by the atrocities committed by Russia’s forces in Bucha and across Ukraine.  Ukraine’s forces bravely continue to defend their country and their freedom, and the United States, along with our Allies ... Read More»

United States Announces $50 Million in Additional Assistance to Moldova in the Context of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS   Office of Press and Public Diplomacy   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 3, 2022  Today in Chisinau, Moldova, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that, working with Congress, the United States will provide an additional $50 million to help the Government of Moldova and its people cope ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT April 1, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to follow up on their recent meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The Secretary highlighted U.S. efforts to provide Ukraine ... Read More»

Additional Sanctions on Russia’s Technology Companies and Cyber Actors

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 31, 2022 The United States will continue to impose severe costs on the Russian Federation in response to President Putin’s illegal war.  Today, we are targeting entities and individuals in our efforts to shut down the Kremlin’s sanctions evasion networks, which play an important role in the ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2022 President Biden spoke today with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine about the ongoing work by the United States and its allies and partners to deliver military, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and to impose severe costs on Russia for its brutal aggression against Ukraine. The leaders discussed how the United ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy AS DELIVERED March 29, 2022 Thank you, Madam President, for welcoming me to represent the United States at the Security Council today. And thank you, Assistant Secretary Msuya and Executive Director Beasley, and welcome, Deputy Executive of the WFP Abdulla, for your ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine – Level 4: Do Not Travel March 30, 2022 at 2:58 am Do not travel to Ukraine due to Russian military invasion and COVID-19.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately if it is safe to do so using any commercial or other privately available ground transportation options.  U.S. citizens should not travel to Ukraine ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine: Closing of the Welcome Center for U.S. Citizens in Przemysl, Poland

Posted at 5:56 PM on March 28, 2022 Location: Przemysl, Poland Event: The security situation throughout Ukraine continues to be violent and unpredictable due to ongoing military attacks by Russia, with active fighting in country and uncertain safety conditions.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to depart now using privately available ground transportation ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the United Efforts of the Free World to Support the People of Ukraine

The Royal Castle in Warsaw Warsaw, Poland March 26, 2022 6:16 P.M. CET THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Please, if you have a seat, be seated.  (Laughter.)  If you don’t, come up on stage. Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be here.  Mr. President, they tell me you’re over ... Read More»

$100 Million in New U.S. Civilian Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 26, 2022 The United States intends to provide an additional $100 million in civilian security assistance to enhance the capacity of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide essential border security, sustain civil law enforcement functions, and safeguard critical governmental infrastructure in the face of ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden and President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Briefing on the Humanitarian Efforts for Ukraine

MARCH 25, 2022 Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport Rzeszów, Poland 4:48 P.M. CET PRESIDENT BIDEN: Madam Ambassador, thank you very much. And, Mr. President, thanks for the welcome. Thanks for having us here. And to — and we sent you our best. We sent you Brzezinski as our ambassador, and I’m glad he’s here as well. And, you ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration Announces New Humanitarian, Development, and Democracy Assistance to Ukraine and the Surrounding Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2022 FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration Announces New Humanitarian, Development, and Democracy Assistance to Ukraine and the Surrounding Region The United States is proud to be the largest single donor of humanitarian, democracy, and human rights assistance to Ukraine, working closely with our European partners. We remain committed to ensuring ... Read More»

War Crimes by Russia’s Forces in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 23, 2022 Since launching his unprovoked and unjust war of choice, Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed unrelenting violence that has caused death and destruction across Ukraine.  We’ve seen numerous credible reports of indiscriminate attacks and attacks deliberately targeting civilians, as well as other atrocities.  Russia’s ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

For Immediate Release  READOUT March 18, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to reaffirm the United States’ steadfast commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  The Secretary reiterated robust U.S. support for the people of Ukraine through security, ... Read More»

Joint Statement Before a UN Security Council Meeting Highlighting Russia’s Disinformation About Ukraine 

The following is a joint statement as delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, on behalf of Albania, France, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  This morning, Russia is once again attempting to use this Council to launder its disinformation, spread its propaganda, and justify its unprovoked and ... Read More»

$1 Billion in New U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine This Week

In recent days, Russia has escalated its premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified war on Ukraine, striking hospitals, demolishing schools, leveling civilian infrastructure, and killing hundreds of civilians.  As Ukrainian forces bravely continue to combat Russia’s renewed invasion, the United States and its Allies and partners stand steadfast in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ... Read More»

Security Alert: Ukraine Land Border Crossing Options

March 9, 2022 The security situation throughout Ukraine continues to be violent and unpredictable due to ongoing military attacks by Russia, with active fighting in country and uncertain safety conditions. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to depart now using privately available ground transportation options if it is safe to do so.  Carefully ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Ukraine – Level 4: Do Not Travel

February 28, 2022 at 5:36am Ukraine – Level 4: Do Not Travel    Do not travel to Ukraine due to armed conflict and COVID-19.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately if it is safe to do so using any commercial or other privately available ground transportation options.  U.S. citizens remaining in Ukraine should carefully monitor government ... Read More»

Event: Ukraine Land Border Crossing Options February 27, 2022

February 27, 2022 at 9:54PM The security situation throughout Ukraine continues to be unpredictable, with active fighting inside many cities and other locations, and conditions may deteriorate as military attacks by Russia continue in various parts of the country without any warning. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens in Ukraine to depart now using privately ... Read More»

The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

02/27/2022 08:08 AM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Our partnership with the people of Ukraine is steadfast and enduring, and we are focused on Ukraine’s urgent humanitarian needs as an important part of our response to Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack.  It is with the welfare of ordinary Ukrainians in mind that we ... Read More»

Security Alert: Government of Ukraine Declares State of Emergency

Location: throughout Ukraine Event: There are reports that on February 23, the government of Ukraine declared a state of emergency. The decree went into force at midnight on February 24 for 30 days. Each oblast will decide on the measures to be implemented according to local requirements. Measures could include curfews, restrictions on the freedom ... Read More»

Security Alert: Attack on Ukraine

Location: Ukraine Event: There are reports of Russian attacks on targets in a number of major Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Mariupol, and others. U.S. citizens in Ukraine are advised to shelter in place and take the following actions: If you hear a loud explosion or if sirens are activated, immediately seek cover. If ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden Announcing Response to Russian Actions in Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 22, 2022 East Room 2:22 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Trying to make up your mind, huh? (Laughter.) Well, good afternoon. Yesterday, Vladimir Putin recognized two regions of Ukraine as independent states and he bizarrely asserted that these regions are no longer part of Ukraine and their sovereign territory. To put it simply, ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Meeting With Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba

February 22, 2022 Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba to the Pentagon to discuss support and assistance for Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing destabilizing and aggressive actions. Secretary Austin reaffirmed unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 21, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to reaffirm unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine.  The Secretary noted our swift response to Russia’s decision to recognize the purported “independence” of the ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Biden strongly condemned Russian President Putin’s decision to purportedly recognize the “independence” of the so-called DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine. ... Read More»

Department of State Presence in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE Today the Department of State is again taking action for the safety and security of U.S. citizens, including our personnel.  For security reasons, Department of State personnel currently in Lviv will spend the night in Poland.  Our personnel will regularly return to continue their diplomatic work in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

February 21, 2022 Location: throughout Ukraine Event: The Department of State continues to urge U.S. citizens to depart Ukraine immediately using commercial or private means due to the increased threat of Russian military action. The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable throughout the country and may deteriorate with little notice. There is a ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Russia’s Threat to Peace and Security at the UN Security Council

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UN HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK FEBRUARY 17, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Mr. President, this council was convened today to discuss the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, a goal that we all share, despite Russia’s persistent violations.  These agreements, which were negotiated in 2014 and 2015 and signed ... Read More»

Security Alert: Ukraine Departure Information

Security Alert: Ukraine Departure Information We remind U.S. citizens that the Department of State’s Travel Advisory level for Ukraine is “Level 4: Do Not Travel” due to the increased threat of Russian military action.  The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threat of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little ... Read More»

Russian Duma Resolution on Eastern Ukraine

Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken February 16, 2022 The Russian Duma has stated that it plans to send to President Putin an appeal to recognize the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as “independent.” To be clear: Kremlin approval of this appeal would amount to the Russian government’s wholesale rejection of its ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden Providing an Update on Russia and Ukraine

February 15, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Today, I’d like to provide an update on the crisis involving Russia and Ukraine. From the beginning of this crisis, I have been absolutely clear and consistent: The United States is prepared no matter what happens. We are ready with diplomacy — to be engaged in diplomacy with ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Certain Persons May Travel from Ukraine to the United States Without a Pre-departure COVID-19 Test or Proof of Vaccine.

February 15, 2022 The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action.  Conditions can deteriorate with little notice.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has exercised its enforcement ... Read More»

U.S. Statement for the Meeting Under Vienna Document Chapter III 16.2

As delivered by Ambassador Michael Carpenter February 15, 2022 Mr. Chair, The United States welcomes the decision by Ukraine to call for this meeting. Ukraine is well within its rights under Chapter III, paragraph 16.2 of the Vienna Document to ask for detailed information on the goals of the Russian Federation’s large-scale and highly unusual military buildup ... Read More»

U.S. Action to Strengthen Ukraine’s Economy

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 14, 2022 The United States is reaffirming our strong commitment to the Ukrainian people by joining with allies and partners to mobilize robust international support for Ukraine. The U.S. government is offering a sovereign loan guarantee to Ukraine of up to $1 billion to support its ... Read More»

Security Alert: Welcome Center for U.S. Citizens Entering Poland from Ukraine

February 14, 2022 The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action.  Conditions may deteriorate with little notice.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options. U.S. citizens may now enter Poland across the land border with Ukraine.  No advanced approval is ... Read More»

Operations at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken February 14, 2022 I have no higher priority than the safety and security of Americans around the world, and that, of course, includes our colleagues serving at our posts overseas. My team and I constantly review ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 14, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.  The Secretary noted the United States and partners remain united in our commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including its ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Overland Border Crossings For Departing Ukraine 

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Overland Border Crossings For Departing Ukraine  February 14, 2022 The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action.  Conditions can deteriorate with little notice.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options. In most cases, ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

The White House February 13, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.  President Biden reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  President Biden made clear that the United States would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its Allies and partners, to any ... Read More»

Message to U.S. Citizens: Poland/Ukraine Border Open to U.S. Citizens

February 12, 2022 The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should depart immediately using commercial or other privately available transportation options. Poland has indicated to the U.S. government that U.S. citizens may now enter Poland through the land ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

The White House February 12, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia about Russia’s escalating military buildup on the borders of Ukraine. President Biden was clear that, if Russia undertakes a further invasion of Ukraine, the United States together with our Allies and partners will respond decisively and ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

For Immediate Release READOUT February 12, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today by phone to discuss acute and shared concerns that Russia may be considering launching further military aggression against Ukraine in the coming days. The Secretary made ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 11, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to reaffirm the United States’ robust support for Ukraine in the face of an increasingly acute threat of possible further Russian aggression. The ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 4, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. They discussed Russia’s military buildup along Ukraine’s borders and steps Ukraine and the United States are taking to encourage Russia to pursue diplomacy ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Commercial Air Options and COVID-19 travel information

Location: Ukraine Multiple airlines and charter companies currently offer flights from Ukraine’s international airports (Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipro, Lviv, Zaporizhia, and Kherson).  The following is a non-exhaustive list: Air France Austrian Airline Bees Airline Flydubai KLM LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa Pegasus Air Qatar Airways RyanAir SkyUp Turkish Airlines Ukraine International Airlines Windrose WizzAir Please contact  KyivACS@state.gov  if you need financial assistance to purchase a ticket to the United States or if no seats are available on departing flights. COVID Related Travel Requirements/Restrictions: You must comply with COVID-related testing and vaccination requirements of ... Read More»

Message to US Citizens: Ukraine Land Border

The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threats of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice. U.S citizens in Ukraine should consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.  Please see information on  What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis . U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ukraine by land have several options. ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

January 27, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden reaffirmed the readiness of the United States along with its allies and partners to respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. He also underscored the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Biden ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé Kvien on the arrival of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine

January 25, 2022 Thank you so much for joining us and for braving the cold to come today to see what it is that we are talking about. Our message is clear. The United States stand with Ukraine, our Allies and partners. And we are working together to expedite security assistance in support of Ukraine’s ... Read More»

Message to US Citizens:  Commercial Air Availability from Ukraine  

January 26, 2022 The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threat of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options. Please see information on  What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis . U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ukraine currently have multiple options via commercial flights from all Ukrainian international airports.  If you have difficulty securing a flight or need ... Read More»

Department of State Authorizes Departure for U.S. Government Employees, Orders Departure for Family Members

On January 24, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure (“authorized departure”) of U.S. government employees and ordered the departure of family members (“ordered departure”) of U.S. government employees at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, effective immediately. Authorized departure gives these employees the option to depart if they wish; their departure is not ... Read More»

Ukraine – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Ukraine Travel Advisory Do not travel to Ukraine due to the increased threats of Russian military action and COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Country Summary: On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with President Zelenskyy

Readout Office of the Spokesperson January 19, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv as part of our close and continued coordination with Ukraine following the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva, the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels, ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Ukraine and Germany

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 18, 2022 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Kyiv and Berlin from January 18-20, 2022.  The trip follows extensive diplomacy with our European Allies and partners about a united approach to address the threat Russia poses to Ukraine and our joint efforts to encourage it to choose diplomacy and de-escalation ... Read More»

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

The White House January 2, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. The leaders expressed support for diplomatic efforts, starting next week with the bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue, at ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s phone call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

The White House Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki December 30, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. President Biden urged Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine. He made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine. President ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Readout Office of The Spokesperson December 29, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s borders. The ... Read More»

Welcoming the Ceasefire in Donbas

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson December 23, 2021 The United States welcomes yesterday’s OSCE announcement regarding the “strong determination” of Ukrainian government forces and Russia-led forces in eastern Ukraine to fully adhere to the Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire agreement of July 22, 2020.  We hope the resultant peace will create the diplomatic space ... Read More»

U.S. Provides new Vaccine Freezers and Funding for Ukraine COVID Battle

December 23, 2021 USAID continues to support Ukraine’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, USAID is announcing it has provided the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) new funding for the procurement and delivery of 14 ultra-low temperature freezers to Ukraine. With this delivery, taking place this week, Ukraine’s health authorities can simultaneously store up to 3 ... Read More»

U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

FACT SHEET Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

The White House December 9, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.  President Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s aggressive actions towards Ukraine and made clear that the U.S. and our Allies would respond with strong economic and other ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Video Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

The White House December 7, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. held a secure video call today with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss a range of issues on the U.S.-Russia agenda. President Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s escalation of forces surrounding Ukraine and ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Readout Office of the Spokesperson December 6, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by phone from Washington, D.C.  Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression, ahead ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

January 4, 2022   ***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

Readout Office Of The Spokesperson December 2, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Stockholm on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Kuleba discussed the need for a diplomatic, peaceful resolution to the ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability at the NATO Ministerial

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE ATTA CENTER RIGA, LATVIA DECEMBER 1, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  A short while ago, the NATO foreign ministers finished our final session.  And I want to start by thanking our Latvian hosts for doing a wonderful job in bringing us all together, in hosting the alliance ... Read More»

U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE November 10, 2021 U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership The following is the text of the U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership signed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Washington, D.C. on November 10, 2021. ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the establishment of the Ethics Council to the High Council of Justice

Joint statement of the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the establishment of the Ethics Council to the High Council of Justice  As Ukraine’s international partners supporting the judicial reforms in Ukraine, we welcome today’s establishment of the Ethics Council by law. The Ethics Council will undertake an important task of reviewing the integrity of the High Council of Justice members – the highest judicial governance body in Ukraine. The ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT November 2, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today in Glasgow on the margins of COP26.  Secretary Blinken reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the Occasion of Babyn Yar Commemoration

October 6, 2021 This is the report filed by one of the Nazis’ mobile killing squads, the Einsatzgruppen, on October 2, 1941: “Sonderkommando 4a in collaboration with the group staff and two commandos of Police Regiment South on 29 and 30 September 1941 executed 33,771 Jews in Kiev.” A concise, clinical summary, that contained an immeasurable ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

September 1, 2021 Thirty years after the restoration of Ukraine’s independence, the bonds between the United States and Ukraine are stronger than ever.  Our shared values and commitment to a Europe that is whole, free, democratic, and at peace provide the basis for our strategic partnership. We are working together to address shared global challenges, ... Read More»

On Today’s Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2021  Today’s bombings around the Kabul airport were a devastating reminder of the dangerous conditions in which our servicemembers and diplomats are operating as we conclude the United States’ 20-year military mission in Afghanistan. As the President said, the servicemembers who were killed and wounded ... Read More»

Ukraine National Day – 30 Years of Independence

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken August 24, 2021 On behalf of the United States of America, I send best wishes to the people of Ukraine as you celebrate your Independence Day. Thirty years ago, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada made the bold choice for Ukraine ... Read More»

President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to Ukraine to Attend the Crimea Platform Summit and 30th Anniversary of Independence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Crimea Platform Summit and events of the 30th Anniversary of Independence on August 23-24, 2021. The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: Ms. ... Read More»

CDA Kvien’s Remarks for Inaugural Forum of the Expert Network of the Crimea Platform

August 6, 2021 Radisson hotel, Kyiv Thank you. First of all, hello – it’s wonderful to be here today and to see all of you. I’ll note that, unsurprisingly, I would say that my remarks today are consistent with my colleague’s from the UK. I think, we have a similar approach. I will start out by ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE TREATY ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. AUGUST 5, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s a real pleasure to have Foreign Minister Kuleba and his delegation here at the State Department.  The minister and I have been working very closely together over the last six months since ... Read More»

Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Ukraine.  For the full text of the Travel Advisory, please visit the  country information page . Local Resources:  Ukraine’s official travel information portal Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers COVID-19 website   Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID-19 information Ukraine Public Health Center   Additional Actions to Take:  Consult the  CDC website ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the United States and Germany on Support for Ukraine, European Energy Security, and our Climate Goals

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE July 21, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Germany. Begin text: The United States and Germany are steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and chosen ... Read More»

Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

July 21, 2021 President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to the White House on August 30, 2021. The visit will affirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea, our close cooperation on energy security, ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Kristina Kvien Visited Mariupol and Berdyansk, Underscored Steadfast U.S. Commitment to Partnership with Ukraine

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   June 25, 2021   (Kyiv, Ukraine) – Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien traveled to Mariupol and Berdyansk June 25 to visit a Maritime Border Guard station supported by the Department of State’s Export Control and Border Security Program, part of a $4.5 million project in Mariupol and Berdyansk. While in ... Read More»

On the Importance of Independent Selection Commissions

Statement by the U.S. Embassy and the Delegation of the European Union June 16, 2021 Ukraine and its international partners have had a series of high-level discussions in recent weeks, including with leaders from both of our capitals. One of the key themes of these discussions is the need for reform, specifically the need for continued ... Read More»

Defense Department Announces $150 Million in Assistance for Ukraine

June 11, 2021 The Department of Defense announces a new $150 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) that includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine’s forces preserve the country’s territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO. This $150 million package represents the remaining funds appropriated by Congress ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

June 10, 2021 Event:  Government of Ukraine implements new entry requirements The government of Ukraine has introduced new entry requirements.  As of June 2, all foreigners traveling to Ukraine (regardless of country of origin) must have: a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test done within 72 hours of entering Ukraine, OR a negative rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2, OR ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine Event:  Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 3 – Reconsider Travel   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Ukraine.  For the full text of the Travel Advisory, please visit ... Read More»

Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

June 7, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.  The leaders discussed our strategic partnership in support of President Zelenskyy’s plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda, based on our shared democratic values and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people ... Read More»

Opinion: Joe Biden: My trip to Europe is about America rallying the world’s democracies

The following article originally appeared in the Washington Post  Opinion by Joe Biden June 6, 2021 at 1:56 a.m. GMT+3 Joe Biden is President of the United States. On Wednesday, I depart for Europe on the first foreign travel of my presidency. It is a trip stacked with meetings with many of our closest democratic partners — ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Core U.S. National Security Interest

June 3, 2021 The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to tackling corruption as an economic and national security priority, and has pledged to lead international efforts to bring transparency to the global financial system and close loopholes that undermine democracy.  As the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance states: “We will take special aim at confronting corruption, ... Read More»

Media Freedom Coalition Statement on the Arrest of Roman Protasevich

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 29, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Begin ... Read More»

Senators Shaheen, Portman, and Murphy to visit Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia

May 28, 2021 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, announced that she will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation with U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to Eastern Europe next week to reaffirm ... Read More»

Alert: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Kyiv (May 25, 2021) Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States ... Read More»

Diversion of Ryanair Flight to Belarus and Arrest of Journalist

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 23, 2021 The United States strongly condemns the forced diversion of a flight between two EU member states and the subsequent removal and arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich in Minsk. We demand his immediate release. This shocking act perpetrated by the Lukashenka regime endangered the lives ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina A. Kvien at the “Ukraine 30” All-Ukrainian Forum on Land Reform

May 24, 2021 Good Morning! Thank you for inviting me to speak at this important event as Ukraine prepares to open its agricultural land market. The adoption of the law to end the prohibition of the sale of agricultural land last year was a momentous step towards embracing market principles by allowing land owners more ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 22, 2021) Location: Mykhailivska Square, Sofiivska Square, Presidential Administration Building Event: On May 22nd, there are plans for two large protests in Kyiv, which coincide with the Trans March (Mykhailivska Square 1pm).  A far-right group is expected to hold a counter march (Sofiivska Square 12pm).  Another far-right demonstration is expected ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal Before Their Meeting

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, CABINET MINISTERS OF UKRAINE KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 PRIME MINISTER SHMYHAL:  (Via interpreter) Your Excellency Under Secretary, your excellencies ambassadors, dear colleagues, I would like to welcome you, Your Excellency Mr. Blinken, with the first official visit to Ukraine.  I welcome you, ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s great to be with you. QUESTION:  Thank you for being here.  First of all, Vladimir Putin had said he would withdraw; he has not.  U.S. officials say there are 80,000 ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Olena Removska of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, welcome to Ukraine. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you. QUESTION:  Thank you for your time.  In April, we witnessed a buildup of Russia troops close to Ukraine’s border and even annexed Crimea.  Russia called it snap checks.  What lessons ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Olena Frolyak of ICTV

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, you arrived in Ukraine after the escalation in Donbas and accumulation of huge number of Russian weapons in our borders.  Russia is actually withdrawing them, but it’s not a reason to calm down.  What the support can ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT May 6, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Kyiv.  Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Shmyhal discussed the importance of advancing rule of law and economic ... Read More»

G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting and the Secretary’s Travel to Ukraine

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Ned Price, Spokesperson April 30, 2021 The Secretary will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, May 5-6, where he will meet with President Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Shmyhal, Foreign Minister Kuleba, other officials, and representatives of Ukrainian civil society to reaffirm unwavering U.S. support for ... Read More»

Easing of Quarantine Restrictions in Kyiv

Location:  Kyiv Event:  Kyiv city government has announced easing of quarantine restrictions in the city starting May 1, 2021.  Easing measures include the following:  All public transportation will resume normal mode of operation (in compliance with the previous established anti-epidemic norms and rules). Reopening of the following businesses and facilities:      Retail stores, shopping ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Operations Update

April 23, 2021 Reminder: American Citizen Services Operations and Mail-in Passport Renewals   The U.S. Embassy has resumed limited online scheduling of certain American Citizens Services.  At this time, applicants should schedule appointments for passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notary services directly through the  online appointment system .    A reminder that the U.S. Embassy Kyiv now also accepts adult passport renewal applications by mail.  Renewing your passport ... Read More»

Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel

Event:  Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Ukraine.  For the full text of the Travel Advisory, please visit ... Read More»

Russia’s Intention to Restrict Navigation in Parts of the Black Sea

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson April 19, 2021 The United States expresses its deep concern over Russia’s plans to block foreign naval ships and state vessels in parts of the Black Sea, including near occupied Crimea and the Kerch Strait. Russia has a history of taking aggressive actions against Ukrainian vessels and impeding access ... Read More»

United States Provides $155 Million in Development Support to Ukraine

April 20, 2021 The United States announced today that it will provide $155 million in additional development funding to Ukraine through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In close partnership with Ukraine, USAID will work to improve the lives of the Ukrainian people. The additional resources will be used to address key development challenges ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government

The White House April 15, 2021 The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable. We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear—publicly and privately—that we will defend our national interests and impose ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Crimea and eastern parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Event:  The Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine continues to monitor the situation with Russia in occupied Crimea, and along Ukraine’s borders, where security conditions may change with little or no notice.  The Level Four – Do Not Travel guidance remains in effect for Crimea ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation Along Ukraine’s Borders

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 12, 2021  The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union.  Begin Text: We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, ... Read More»

Launch of Mail-In Service for Adult Passport Renewals on April 11, 2021

We are pleased to announce that certain U.S. citizens residing in Ukraine will be able to renew their passports by mail beginning April 11.  Detailed instructions on eligibility and use of this mail-in service are available at  https://ua.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/passport-renewal-adults/ . If you have already scheduled an in-person adult passport renewal, please consider canceling that appointment and applying using the ... Read More»

U.S. Bombers Conduct Aegean Sea Mission

April 7, 2021 STUTTGART, Germany – As part of U.S. European Command’s continuing efforts to demonstrate the far-reaching capabilities of America’s strategic bomber aircraft, two U.S. B-1 Lancer bombers stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota conducted overflight missions in the Aegean Sea today. This military operation was a part of USEUCOM’s recurring ... Read More»

Readout of Acting Under Secretary of Defense Amanda Dory’s Participation in a Multinational Roundtable on Ukraine

April 7, 2021 Today, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Amanda Dory participated in a virtual meeting of NATO colleagues from Canada, Lithuania, Poland, and the United Kingdom, the key contributors to Ukraine security assistance. The meeting was hosted by UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace. The leaders reaffirmed their unwavering support ... Read More»

A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

April 4, 2021 On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, LGBTQ+ individuals, ... Read More»

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

April 2, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea. He emphasized his administration’s commitment to revitalize our strategic partnership in support of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine Event: Ukrainian cities implement stricter quarantine Currently, Ukraine is divided into four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red) depending on the COVID-19 situation in each region. Each zone triggers a distinct set of quarantine restrictions. Many of the major cities are considered red zone.  Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout March 31, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba today. The Secretary affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Event:  Government of Ukraine implements new entry requirements In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the government of Ukraine has introduced new entry requirements. As of March 24, all foreigners traveling to Ukraine (regardless of country of origin) must have: a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test done within 72 hours of entering Ukraine, ... Read More»

Nord Stream 2 and Potential Sanctionable Activity

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State March 18, 2021 As the President has said, Nord Stream 2 is a bad deal — for Germany, for Ukraine, and for our Central and Eastern European allies and partners.  The Department is tracking efforts to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and is evaluating information regarding entities that appear to be involved. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Kyiv Event:  Kyiv implements strict quarantine In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Kyiv city government has introduced quarantine measures starting March 20 until April 9, 2021, which will include the following restrictions: Closure of cinemas, theaters, museums, and other cultural establishments Closure of shopping malls and stores except for grocery stores, ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Ukraine

March 18, 2021 G7 Foreign Ministers unite in condemnation of Russia’s continued actions to undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation of ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien at the Kyiv Security Forum

March 10, 2021 Good afternoon everyone. It is an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak to you all today. As the Biden Administration has affirmed, the United States remains committed to Ukraine as one of our closest partners and friends, and we continue to work together across the full range of ... Read More»

Seven Years of Illegal Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Seven Years of Illegal Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 4, 2021 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Seven years ago, after protests in Kyiv brought an end to the corrupt Yanukovych regime, Moscow inflicted ... Read More»

Imposing Sanctions on Russia for the Poisoning and Imprisonment of Aleksey Navalny

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State  March 2, 2021 The United States joins the European Union in condemning and responding to the Russian Federation’s use of a chemical weapon in the attempted assassination of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny in August 2020 and his subsequent imprisonment in January 2021.  We share the EU’s concerns regarding Russia’s deepening authoritarianism and welcome ... Read More»

Defense Department Announces $125M for Ukraine

March 1, 2021 The Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative that includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine’s forces preserve the country’s territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO. This action reaffirms the U.S. commitment to providing defensive lethal weapons to ... Read More»

Statement by President Biden on the Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

For Immediate Release February 26, 2021 Seven years ago today, Russia violated international law, the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. The United States continues to stand with Ukraine and its allies and partners today, as it has from ... Read More»

Crimea is Ukraine

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken February 25, 2021 The United States joins Ukraine in marking the seventh anniversary of Russia’s invasion and seizure of Crimea — a brazen affront to the modern international order. We affirm this basic truth: Crimea is Ukraine. Russia’s ... Read More»

Institutions, a Foundation of Democracy

The following article originally appeared in NV By Kristina Kvien February 9, 2021 When people around the world watched the inauguration of the U.S. President on January 20, they witnessed not just a political transition, but one of the oldest democratic traditions in America. It is a celebration and ceremony that Americans turn to every four ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien on the Occasion of the Launch of a Biography of Former President Ronald Reagan

February 17, 2021 Good afternoon and welcome to the launch of Mark Eliot’s biography of President Ronald Reagan. I would first like to thank Ambassador Nadolenko and his team at the Diplomatic Academy for sponsoring this event. The U.S. Embassy has worked closely with the Diplomatic Academy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian ... Read More»

CDA Kvien’s Remarks at the All-Ukrainian Forum on Coronavirus: Challenges and Response

February 8, 2021 Good morning everybody, it’s a real pleasure to be here with such a distinguish panel to discuss an issue that our new Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the “greatest challenge since World War II.” The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a terrible toll, that has stretched our economies, and placed extreme stress ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout February 1, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba today.  The Secretary emphasized strong bipartisan support for Ukraine and the priority the United States places on Ukraine’s ... Read More»

Emotet Botnet Disrupted in International Cyber Operation

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Special Envoy Kerry’s Remarks on the Global Climate Crisis

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration Remarks

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Statement by John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary, on New START

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Protests in Russia

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

January 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for ... Read More»

Message by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina A. Kvien on the U.S. Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021 Welcome to this evening’s discussion hosted by America House and the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster, and thank you for joining us to witness the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.  Today in Washington, President-elect Joseph Biden will take the oath of office.  Like his predecessors, he will stand before the nation and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

January 20, 2021 Location: Ukraine Event: New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travel to the United States Effective January 26, 2021, all aircraft passengers two years of age and older, departing from any foreign country to a destination in the United States, must provide: pre-boarding proof of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 test performed in the past 72 ... Read More»

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January 14, 2021 The U.S. Department of Commerce announced January 14 it has added China’s Skyrizon Aviation to the Military End User list because it is a manufacturing conglomerate with significant ties to the PRC and the People’s Liberation Army. Skyrizon is actively seeking to acquire intellectual property and technology to advance key military capabilities ... Read More»

Remembering the Victims of PS752

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 9, 2021 The American people honor the memory of the passengers and crew of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752, whose lives were abruptly and senselessly taken one year ago by an unjustified Iranian shootdown.  The United States joins the Governments of Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

January 8, 2021 Location: Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine implements quarantine In order to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases following the recent holidays, the government of Ukraine has introduced quarantine measures starting January 8 until January 24, 2021, which include the following restrictions: Closure of: All educational institutions, except for kindergartens. Cultural institutions, ... Read More»

Ambassador Reeker’s Remarks to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Philip T. Reeker to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea Tirana, Albania (remotely, via Zoom) December 3, 2020 Thank you, Foreign Minister Kuleba. It is an honor to speak at this event today and to join Ukraine and other partners in highlighting Russia’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine, including its ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Biegun to the OSCE Ministerial Council Plenary Session

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Ukraine’s Dual Challenges

By Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien November 20, 2020 In late 2013, Ukrainians gathered on the Maidan to demand their government make good on its promises of Euro-Atlantic integration. Their dignified revolution, founded on the premise that Ukraine’s Western trajectory was a vital national interest, struck a powerful blow against entrenched interests who opposed that ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

November 13, 2020 Location:  Ukraine Event: U.S. Embassy Kyiv suspends routine American Citizen Services In response to the recent sharp increase of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine, U.S. Embassy Kyiv has suspended routine American Citizen services until further notice.  We will continue to provide limited emergency services as resources and local conditions allow.  The online appointment system ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

November 12, 2020 Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine tightens quarantine In response to the rapidly rising levels of COVID-19 in the country, the government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until December 31, 2020.  As of November 12, the country will no longer be split into four epidemiological zones; rather, all of Ukraine ... Read More»

USAID Provides Life-Saving Equipment to Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

October 30, 2020 On October 24, the U.S. Government began providing Ukrainian hospitals with portable blood gas analyzers to help treat COVID-19 patients. Eighteen medical facilities from 13 oblasts will receive the equipment to properly diagnose potential respiratory complications in COVID-19 infected patients who are on ventilators. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

October 7, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election, it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By September 29, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message

The November 2020 U.S. elections are right around the corner and U.S. Citizens in Ukraine can vote from abroad. Remember, your vote counts! If you are sending your ballot through U.S. Embassy Kyiv, ballots can be dropped off at the American Citizens Services unit by the Consular entrance. To account for transit times between overseas posts ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: REMINDER for U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2

Location:  Ukraine Event: REMINDER: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2 Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien is pleased to invite interested U.S. citizens to a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 2, at 3:30 pm.  During the Town Hall, the Consul General and consular staff will discuss consular operations, including passport appointments, absentee voting procedures, entry and exit requirements ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

August 28, 2020 Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine bans entry to Ukraine for all foreigners  The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until October 31, 2020. The quarantine was expanded to ban discos, nightclubs, and concerts in green–zoned regions; restaurants, bars, and cafés are not allowed to work after 12 am. In addition, effective 00:01 am on August ... Read More»

We Must All Fight Against Disinformation

By Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien August 12, 2020 As a diplomat for nearly three decades, I’ve long followed national and local news around the world to better understand the societies in which I work.  Real journalism is a vital component of any democracy, serving to educate and inform the public about its leaders and policies.  ... Read More»

Office of Global Partnerships: COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

August 6, 2020 The Department of State and USAID have launched the  COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with an additional $10 million in new assistance funds. The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the purpose of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

August 4, 2020 Location: Ukraine Event: Updated Adaptive Quarantine The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until August 31. Currently, Ukraine is divided into  four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red) depending on the COVID-19 situation in each region. The zones will be revised on a weekly basis.  Each zone triggers a distinct set of quarantine restrictions . Please check with local authorities regarding local ... Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET July 29, 2020 New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of ... Read More»

Release of the JUST Act Report

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State   July 29, 2020 On July 29, the Department of State released a report to Congress pursuant to the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017, which was adopted by Congress with broad, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump in May 2018. The JUST Act Report  highlights ... Read More»

Joint Statement by the U.S. Secretary of State and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson July 22, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration. Begin Text: Today we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which laid ... Read More»

Message on the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 22, 2020 The Welles Declaration is a proud moment in the history of U.S. foreign policy and friendship with the peoples of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Eighty years ago, the United States pointedly refused to recognize the illegal incorporation of the Baltic states into the Soviet ... Read More»

Secret Service, State Department Offer Up to $2 Million Dollar Reward for Information on Wanted International Fugitives

July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secret Service in partnership with the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) today announced a reward of up to $1 million dollars each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two wanted international fugitives. This case marks the first instance for ... Read More»

U.S. Route 66 Giveaway

July 10, 2020 U.S. Route 66 or U.S. Highway 66, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). It ... Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Updated Entry and Exit Requirements The Ukrainian government has lifted the entry ban for foreigners. U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. The policy must include reimbursement of expenses related to ... Read More»

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Labor Market Risk Following COVID-19 Outbreak

June 23, 2020 The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods.  Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  The overall unemployment rate in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Extension of COVID-19 quarantine until July 31 Following several days of record increases in registered COVID-19 cases (80% rise in the past month), the government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until July 31. Quarantine levels and restrictions vary by region.  Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine guidelines. Wearing masks ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong

June 17, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin text: We, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the ... Read More»

USS Porter en route to the Black Sea

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs June 17, 2020 MEDITERRANEAN SEA — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its northbound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea June 17, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

June 16, 2020 On June 15, 2020, the United States Department of State released the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report, which found that 76 of 141 governments reviewed by the Department met minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. Fourteen of the 65 governments that did not meet minimum requirements, including Ukraine, made significant progress during the review period. Fiscal ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Office of the Spokesperson June 15, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today [June 15] by video conference with EU High Representative Josep Borrell and EU member state foreign ministers during the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). Secretary Pompeo, High Representative Borrell, and the ministers discussed the importance ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 14, 2020) Location: Ukraine Event: Entry and Exit Requirements for Ukraine The Ukrainian government has lifted the entry ban for foreigners. U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the ... Read More»

DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

June 11, 2020 The Department of Defense announced today its plans for $250 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine – a ... Read More»

Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Tickets still available for a UIA flight to Miami on June 8 Tickets are still available on Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) special flight from Kyiv to Miami on June 8.  You can only purchase tickets for the flight on UIA’s website  www.flyuia.com .  This is not a U.S. government-operated or -funded flight. The Embassy is ... Read More»

B-1s Integrate with Ukrainian and Turkish Aircraft for First Time

Published May 29, 2020 by U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa Two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region, May 29, 2020. This marked the first time that a Bomber Task Force mission ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  A demonstration is planned to begin at 1400 hours on Sunday, May 24, at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti), located on Khreschatyk Street near the city center.  Social media reports approximately 3000 people are planning to attend with potential for thousands more. The organizer and some of the groups associated with ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine  Event:  Gradual easing of COVID-19 quarantine starting on May 22 The government of Ukraine has announced the gradual easing of certain COVID-19 quarantine measures under an “adaptive quarantine” plan, according to which services and institutions will re-open in stages if certain conditions are fulfilled, as follows: Starting on May 22: All public transportation except metro ... Read More»

Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

May 20, 2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity of the American people, our foreign assistance is saving ... Read More»

Russia’s Illegal Conscription in Crimea

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The United States Protects National Security and the Integrity of 5G Networks

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 15, 2020 The U.S. government today took another step to protect U.S. national security and the integrity of 5G networks by expanding the Commerce Department’s foreign direct product rule to restrict Huawei from circumventing U.S. law. We will not tolerate efforts by the Chinese Communist ... Read More»

USAID Commits Additional $1 Million to Support Ukraine’s Response to COVID-19

May 21, 2020 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed an additional $1 million to support Ukraine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This assistance, which will be provided through a Ukrainian NGO, will procure COVID-related commodities, including medical equipment and supplies. To date, the U.S. Government has committed $15.5 ... Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson May 19, 2020 Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to ... Read More»

Marking President Zelenskyy’s First Anniversary in Office

May 20, 2020 We congratulate President Zelenskyy and his administration on their first anniversary in office. At the time of President Zelenskyy’s election, the United States warmly welcomed his commitment to implement the reforms necessary to move Ukraine into a new era marked by stability, prosperity, democracy, and further integration into Europe.  We commend the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 15, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  May 20 UIA flight to New York-JFK Sold Out Tickets are no longer available for the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight from Kyiv to New York JFK airport on May 20.  The Embassy does not have information on any future flights at this time but will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 14, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Update for May 20 UIA flight to New York-JFK Tickets are still available for a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight from Kyiv to New York JFK airport on May 20 at 10:15 am.  You can only purchase tickets for the flight on UIA’s website  www.flyuia.com .  This is ... Read More»

Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day)

Press statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 8, 2020 Edit the translation in Українська Today we mark 75 years since the end of hostilities in Europe in the Second World War.  We pay tribute today to all those who stood up for humanity and freedom in the face of tyranny, and we honor the sacrifices of all service ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

Readout Office of The Spokesperson May 7, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba yesterday. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kuleba discussed Ukraine’s efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution to the Russia-instigated conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region and the results ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 6, 2020 As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means a healthier United States. For more than a half century, the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 5, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Official quarantine extended to May 22 The government of Ukraine has extended certain quarantine measures until May 22 to reduce the spread of COVID-19​.  The government announced it would likely ease the following restrictions with appropriate distancing and sanitary requirements, effective May 11: Parks, squares, ... Read More»

Update: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Response to COVID-19

May 1, 2020 Excerpts from a Statement from the Office of the Spokesperson Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States remains the largest single country ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 29, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Repatriation Flights via Amsterdam and Toronto Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced several repatriation flights, including to Amsterdam on May 1 and Toronto on May 5.  Connecting flights to the United States are available from those two airports.  Several flights to other European destinations are also ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 27, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on April 30 Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien is pleased to invite interested U.S. citizens to a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 30, at 1 pm.  She, along with the Consul General and the Country Director for the Centers for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Ukraine International Airlines Flight to Miami on Sunday, April 26 Tickets are still available at www.flyuia.com  for the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight from Kyiv to Miami at 05:00 on April 26.  You must manually search for one-way tickets from Kyiv-KBP to Miami on April 26 using the “search flights” function.  ​This is not ... Read More»

The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response with More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 22, 2020 For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance. Through the American people’s generosity and under the leadership of President Trump, the United States continues this outstanding record in the face of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 23, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Nationwide Quarantine Officially Extended to May 11 The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers issued an order on April 22 extending the nationwide quarantine until May 11.  All existing quarantine restrictions on trade, public transportation, and travel are still in effect. Visit our Embassy  webpage   for ... Read More»

U.S.-Ukraine Partnership to Reduce Biological Threats

April 22, 2020 The U.S. Embassy would like to set the record straight regarding disinformation spreading in some circles in Ukraine that mirrors Russian disinformation regarding the strong U.S.-Ukrainian partnership to reduce biological threats. Here in Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program works with the Ukrainian Government to consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 21, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Flights to the United States on April 22 and April 26 The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing on Wednesday, April 22 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 19, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Additional Flights to the United States The Embassy still has space available on the April 22 charter flight from Kyiv to Washington-Dulles.  Passengers who have previously indicated their interest in this flight have received emails from the Embassy with additional details and confirming their seat ... Read More»

Message to the Faithful of the Orthodox Churches

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State April 18, 2020 Susan and I send you Easter greetings and wish you the joy of this Blessed Season.  Although churches around the globe have been empty recently, the faith of believers fills the world each and every day.  May your faith strengthen your hope as well ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 18, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Additional Flights to the United States The Embassy has confirmed that the Department of State charter flight for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to Washington-Dulles will depart Kyiv for Washington-Dulles on Wednesday, April 22, and tickets are now available at  www.flyuia.com  for the Ukrainian International Airlines ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 17, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Poor Air Quality in Kyiv Region Due to high winds and forest fires in Zhytomyr region and the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, Kyiv is experiencing elevated levels of air pollution and the Kyiv authorities have recommended that citizens limit their outdoor activities, especially at night and ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 17, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Additional Flights to the United States The Embassy has identified two additional repatriation flight opportunities for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: a Department of State charter flight to Washington-Dulles on either April 21 or 22 and a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight to Miami ... Read More»

Updated: U.S. Assistance to Fight COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson April 16, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from the American ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 14, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Special Flight Leaving Kyiv on Wednesday, April 15 to the United States The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing on Wednesday, April 15 from Kyiv, Boryspil Airport ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 13, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Special Flight Leaving Kyiv on Wednesday, April 15 to the United States The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing on Wednesday, April 15 from Kyiv, Boryspil ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 11, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Special Flight Leaving Kyiv on Wednesday, April 15 to the United States The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing on Wednesday, April 15 from Kyiv, Boryspil ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 10, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Special Flight Leaving Kyiv on Wednesday, April 15 to the United States The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing on Wednesday, April 15 from Kyiv, Boryspil ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 9, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Special Flight Leaving Kyiv on Wednesday, April 15 to the United States The Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing on Wednesday, April 15 from Kyiv, Boryspil ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defense Andrii Taran

April 8, 2020 Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Andrii Taran to strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and Ukraine and exchange perspectives on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Secretary Esper congratulated Minister Taran ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 8, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is finalizing a possible evacuation flight to the United States.  In anticipation of the flight, in order to board the plane you must complete the following forms now, if you have not done so already.  Please note that ... Read More»

Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Press Statement  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State  April 8, 2020 Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 7, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine continues to work on a possible evacuation flight to the United States.  We will notify the American community as soon as possible with further details on date and destination of the flight when this option becomes available.  The ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout April 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today. Secretary Pompeo and President Zelenskyy discussed ongoing U.S. assistance to Ukraine during the COVID-19 crisis, including the planned delivery ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 5, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine introduced new stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which will go into effect on Monday, April 6th.  In addition to the previously reported restrictions below, officials will take people’s temperatures in order to enter Kyiv, and food establishments and stores may ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 3, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine introduced new stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which will go into effect on Monday, April 6th: Individuals are not permitted in public places without a mask or a respirator. Moving in groups of more than two is prohibited, except in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 1, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has issued guidelines on COVID-19 treatment.  If you believe that you have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, you should remain at home.  Do not go to the hospital in person.  Call an ambulance by dialing 103 from either a mobile phone ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 31, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: (NEW) Although no commercial flights are available at this time, all U.S. citizens interested in possible evacuation should be prepared to leave on short notice and notify the U.S. Embassy that they are ready to travel.  Check the validity of your U.S. passport.  If it expires in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 30, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine announced that foreign citizens who have not been able to prolong the period of their stay in Ukraine or to renew their residence permits, will not be penalized for violations occurring during the period of quarantine.  For more information, ... Read More»

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

Fact Sheet from the Office of the Spokesperson March 27, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 27, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The final direct flight to the United States departed on March 27.  No further flights to the United States are scheduled at this time.  We will maintain a list of U.S. citizens who are considering leaving Ukraine for the United States.  Please enroll in ... Read More»

U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State March 26, 2020 The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 26, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: On March 25, the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs indicated that all commercial air travel in Ukraine, including ongoing repatriation flights, will be suspended after March 27.  General quarantine procedures in Ukraine have been extended through April 24.  Additional information on COVID-19 in Ukraine is available at ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 26, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Ukrainian International Airlines still has seats available on its direct flight from KBP to New York City-JFK airport on Friday, March 27.  If you need to leave Ukraine now, or anticipate you will need to depart in the near future, you should strongly consider ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 25, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines still has seats available on its direct flight from KBP to New York City-JFK airport on Friday, March 27.  If you need to leave Ukraine, you should strongly consider booking this flight.  This is the second flight this week and may be your ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 24, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has announced a second direct flight from Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP) to New York City JFK airport on March 27 in addition to the flight on March 25.  If you need to leave Ukraine, you should strongly consider booking one of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 22, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) is operating a direct flight from Kyiv to New York City JFK airport on March 25 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP).  At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Ukraine and the United States.  If you ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has announced it will operate a direct flight from Kyiv to New York City JFK airport on 25 March 2020 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport.  U.S. citizens interested in departing on this flight will need to book directly with UIA. Please monitor  https://www.flyuia.com/ua/en/information/fly-home  for the latest information on the flight and ... Read More»

Social Distancing Instagram and Facebook Giveaway! 

These are challenging and unprecedented times for all of us, as many countries take steps to combat the spread of COVID-19. But we know many of our social media followers are responsible citizens, creative, and tech-savvy! Let’s stay engaged and make the most of our virtual space together! There will be a chance to win ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 17, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  The Ukraine Ministry of Health announced 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death. The government of Ukraine has implemented measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:  As of March 16, Ukraine barred admission to foreign travelers.   On March 17, Ukraine suspended all ... Read More»

Health Alert Update: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine  Event:  On March 15, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-essential U.S. government personnel and family members with high risk medical conditions for COVID-19.  Authorized departure will be via commercial passenger services until such services are suspended. Current travel restrictions in Ukraine: The Government of Ukraine has suspended all commercial passenger ... Read More»

Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or the Republic of Ireland during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On March 14, the Government of Ukraine announced that it is suspending all commercial flights to and from Ukraine for a period of two weeks beginning on 00:01 a.m., March 17.  This is in addition to barring entry for all foreigners effective 00:01 a.m., March 16.  All border crossing points will be closed, including all land borders.  The ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  The Government of Ukraine announced that it is barring entry to all foreigners effective March 15, 2020, for a period of two weeks. Visit the website of  Ukraine Cabinet Ministers  for additional information on these new measures. The Government of Ukraine has implemented enhanced screening measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for ... Read More»

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf’s Statement

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf’s Statement on Presidential Proclamation To Protect the Homeland from Travel-Related Coronavirus Spread March 11, 2020 (WASHINGTON) Today President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation, which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior ... Read More»

Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

March 11, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk).  I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On March 11, the Ministry of Health released a notice regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Ukraine.  Visit the  local government COVID-19 website  for the language of the notice and updated information.  The government of Ukraine has implemented additional control measures nationwide.  Schools are closed for three weeks, effective March 12.  Large public gatherings (more than ... Read More»

Opening Remarks by Acting DCM Joseph Pennington at the U.S.-Ukraine Cyber Bilateral Dialogue

March 3, 2020 I am glad to be here today for this next iteration of our dialogue on cybersecurity.  Before I — I’ll make brief remarks and then will introduce members of our team, and meet the members of your team. We are here today because the United States and Ukraine both face significant threats in ... Read More»

Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State  February 26, 2020 February 27 will mark the sixth anniversary of Russia’s attempted annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and the United States reaffirms: Crimea is Ukraine.  As underscored in our July 2018 Crimea Declaration, the United States does not and will not ever recognize Russia’s claims of ... Read More»

Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine

February 25, 2020 On March 6, 2014, by Executive Order 13660, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of persons that undermine ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Joseph Pennington at “Reforms Forum: On the Road to Vilnius”

February 25, 2020 Good morning, everyone! On behalf of the United States, I would like to join my colleagues in thanking the organizers for putting together today’s important event.  It’s an honor to be able to join you for the forum this morning. The Ukraine Reform Conference was described by our Lithuanian colleague to be ... Read More»

Remarks by Major General Kirk Smith, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe

Remarks by Major General Kirk Smith, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe at a Handover Ceremony for the Alaska Shelter Package to Ukrainian Special Operations February 21, 2020 Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this event. I’m very honored to be able to represent the United States, specifically U.S. Special ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Prystayko

February 21, 2020 Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko in Washington. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Prystayko discussed their mutual desire for a peaceful settlement to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The Deputy Secretary ... Read More»

Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travels to Valletta, Munich, and Kyiv

Office of the Spokesperson February 13, 2020 The Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales will travel to Valletta, Malta on February 13. Ambassador Sales will meet with Maltese government officials and engage with the International Institute of Justice and Rule of Law, an organization that has, with U.S. support, trained over 5,000 criminal justice ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien at a Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Workshop

February 11, 2020 Good morning, everybody.  It’s great to be here, great to see such a big group.  I think we’ve got just about every seat filled, so that’s terrific. The Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness, or CMEP, program is one of many bilateral activities carried out by the United States Government to support Ukraine’s efforts to ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Officials at an American Chamber of Commerce Meeting

February 6, 2020 Remarks by U.S. Embassy Kyiv Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Kristina Kvien: Thank you, Andy.  Thank you, AmCham, especially all the board members, some of whom I just met tonight, it’s been a real pleasure.  I’ve got to say, you know, I feel when I come to an AmCham event, I’m sort of among ... Read More»

Answering the Call to Advance Religious Freedom

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State February 5, 2020 In his address at an event on The Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom in September 2019, President Trump said: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution, to stop the crimes against people of faith, ... Read More»

Acting DCM Joseph Pennington’s Remarks at a Veteran Reintegration Program Event

February 5, 2020 Доброго дня.  Now I will switch to English.  Good afternoon, thank you very much to all of you for joining us today. Very pleased to have you here to launch the second phase of our U.S.-funded Veteran Reintegration Program. Thank you, Mehri, for the kind introduction, and thank you also to my ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (February 5, 2020)

Location: Ukraine Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel coronavirus. • Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding news and travel updates. • Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying. • Wash your hands often with soap ... Read More»

The United States and Ukraine Hold Executive Dialogue on Strategic Trade Controls

Office of the Spokesperson February 5, 2020 The United States and Ukraine recently concluded a dialogue on strategic trade control issues as well as the best practices to stem proliferation of weapons of mass destruction-related goods and technology. The U.S. Departments of State and Energy and the Ukrainian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson January 24, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to London, UK; Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan January 29 to February 4. Secretary Pompeo will travel to London on January 29, where ... Read More»

Remarks by CDA Kristina Kvien at the Maritime Border Guard Equipment Turnover in Odesa

January 24, 2020 Good morning, everybody.  Dobroho dnya.  It’s a real pleasure to be here in the beautiful city of Odesa on such a beautiful day. This is my first trip to Odesa and I’m really impressed.  It’s a beautiful city and this port is amazing. First, I’d like to thank Chairman Deineko and Admiral Kostur. Today we’re ... Read More»

Remarks by CDA Kristina Kvien at the Announcement of the Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption

January 15, 2020 Thank you very much.  Mr. Prime Minister, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning.  It’s an honor to participate at this important milestone that many in this room have worked very hard to achieve. I, too, would like to start, however, by taking a moment to offer my condolences to the people ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on January 16, 2020

The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include notary services and acceptance of passport renewal applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our website , please make sure you have photocopies of all your originals and translations with you. If you need a passport for someone under the age of 16 , please understand that in ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Readout Office Of The Spokesperson January 10, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to express condolences for the lives lost in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752.  Secretary Pompeo offered the U.S. government’s full assistance in the ongoing investigation.  He also reaffirmed support ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 8, 2020)

Location: Ukraine Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert ... Read More»

Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS 752

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 8, 2020 The U.S. Department of State extends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the 176 passengers and crew killed in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS 752. The United States will continue to follow this incident closely and stands ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Readout Office Of The Spokesperson  January 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today to discuss postponement of his trip to Ukraine. The two discussed the situation in the Middle East and the Secretary appreciated Ukraine’s condemnation of the attack on the U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Postpones Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 1, 2020 Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East. Secretary ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 17, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 17, 2019) Location: Kyiv,Ukraine. Event: Media report that demonstrations are taking place near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St). News reports indicate several thousand participants, with potential for much higher attendance, and substantial law enforcement presence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect street ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert– U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 8, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: On December 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM, there is a planned large-scale protest at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) and Bankova Street near the Presidential Administration. Thousands of protesters and 3000 police are expected to be present.  Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of your surroundings and employ good situational awareness skills ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (December 8, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: On December 8, 2019, at 1:00 PM, there is a planned large-scale protest at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) and Bankova Street near the Presidential Administration. Thousands of protesters and 3000 police are expected to be present. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of your surroundings and employ good situational awareness skills ... Read More»

The United States Reaffirms Its Support for Ukraine at the Normandy Format Summit

December 7,  2019 The United States reaffirms our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the lead up to the Normandy Format Summit. The United States is committed to working with our Allies and partners to keep pressure on Russia to live up to its commitments and to begin the process of peacefully restoring ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on December 10, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kharkiv in the morning on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services , acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure ... Read More»

Remarks by Charge d’ Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the 8th Annual Civil Society Development Forum

December 5, 2019 Dobriy den [Good day]. So, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here with you today for this 8th annual assembly of civil society in Ukraine. This is a great opportunity for us and a great opportunity for you. So eight years ago when you started there were, I understand, about ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Vinnytsia on December 5, 2019

The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  renewal applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all your originals and translations with you. If you need a passport for someone  under the age of 16 , please understand that in almost every circumstance both parents ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien At a World AIDS Day Commemoration

November 29, 2019 Good morning, everybody.  I think it’s a testament to your dedication and belief in this cause that you’re all here today despite the rain and a little bit of inclement weather. First, I’d like to thank 100% Life for organizing this event today, and also for their dedication to this cause over ... Read More»

The United States and Ukraine Hold Nonproliferation Dialogue in Kyiv and Chornobyl

November 22, 2019 Office of the Spokesperson The United States and Ukraine held a non-proliferation working group meeting in Kyiv and Chornobyl November 21-22. Interagency experts from both sides met to discuss a range of challenges related to non-proliferation, counterproliferation, and strategic export control and border security.  During the 2-day dialogue, participants also visited Chornobyl ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 21, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 21, 2019) Location: Kyiv,Ukraine.  Event: A demonstration is planned to begin at 7:00 PM, November 21, at Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti). Social media indicates approximately 2000 people are planning to attend, with potential for much higher attendance. Actions to Take: Exercise caution when traveling around Ukraine. Avoid ... Read More»

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor

November 19, 2019 I congratulate President Zelenskyy and his foreign policy team for their recent accomplishments. Successfully bringing sailors and other political prisoners home; disengaging at Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote, and Petrivske; and, most recently, securing the return of the Ukrainian ships that Russia illegally seized are concrete accomplishments on the road to peace, and all ... Read More»

Thanksgiving Instagram and Facebook Giveaway 2019

Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each November to give thanks among family and friends. The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after early American colonists, called the Pilgrims, arrived in Massachusetts determined to freely practice their religion. However, it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln made ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on November 18, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa in the evening on Monday, November 18, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  renewal applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Uzhhorod on November 19, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Uzhhorod in the evening on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s ... Read More»

Comments by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor on a Panel at the Mariupol Investment Forum

October 29, 2019 Question to CDA Taylor: This is your second time in Ukraine now [inaudible]. So, we have heard about what will happen with development of finance, we have heard a lot can be done to revive the region, but it’s not only about finance, it’s also about information. Information to people but also ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor’s Remarks at a Ukrainian Leadership Academy Youth Forum Event in Mariupol

October 29, 2019 This is the third time we are seeing each other. So everybody in this room remembers that President Zelenskyy made some early statements about pictures on walls. He said, in an early speech, that there are many offices in the government, where on the wall is a picture of the president. And ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Vinnytsia on October 28, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Vinnytsia in the evening on Monday, October 28, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Dnipro on October 24, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Dnipro in the morning on Thursday, October 24, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Mykolaiv on Wednesday, October 23

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Mykolaiv in the morning on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (October 14, 2019)

Location: Shevchenko Park to Maidan Nezalezhnosty, Ukraine Event: On October 14, there are plans for a large protest, which coincides with the celebration of Ukrainian Defenders Day.  The protest is currently scheduled to begin at Shevchenko Park (across from the University) at approximately 1600 and then move to Independence square (Maidan Nezalezhnosty).  Over 5,000 individuals are ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on Tuesday, October 15

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa in the evening on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Odesa on October 9, 2019, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk on October 10, 2019

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visits to Odesa on October 9, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk on October 10. Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Odesa visit will be in the morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The Ternopil visit will be in the ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (October 3, 2019)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event: Over the last 24 hours, protestors in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and other cities have held peaceful demonstrations regarding recent government discussions on the war in eastern Ukraine.  In Kyiv, the protests have been concentrated at Independence Square (also known as Maidan Nezalezhnosti), the Presidential Administration building located at Bankova 11, and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on October 2, 2019

Event:  A U.S. Consular officer will visit Lviv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Chernivtsi on October 03, 2019

Event:  U.S. consular officer will visit Chernivtsi in the morning on Thursday, October 03, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien at the 2019 Open Data Forum

September 20, 2019 Доброго дня!  Good morning everybody.  I’m afraid I don’t even have as much Ukrainian as the Ambassador from Great Britain, but I hope I can still share my thoughts with you in English. Thank you for the opportunity to join you today.  It’s really wonderful to be here today among so many ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Phone Call With the President of Ukraine

September 18, 2019 The Vice President spoke by phone today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to follow up on their productive September 1 meeting in Warsaw and discussed President Trump’s upcoming meeting with President Zelenskyy next week at the UN General Assembly in New York.  The Vice President reiterated the United States’ unwavering commitment to ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko

Readout Office of the Spokesperson September 17, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Prystayko on his recent appointment and affirmed U.S. support for Ukraine as it advances critical reforms to tackle corruption, strengthen the rule of law, and foster ... Read More»

Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson U.S. Department of State September 8, 2019 The United States welcomes the news of the release of 35 Ukrainians held by Russia, in exchange for 35 prisoners held by Ukraine.  We have consistently called for the release of the 24 Ukrainian crewmembers detained by Russia following the November 2018 ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William B. Taylor at the Awards Ceremony of the 2019 KORD Challenge International SWAT Competition

August 30, 2019 General, thank you very much for having me here. And thank you all for participating in this competition.  It’s an honor for me to join you at this site of this tough competition.  I’ve heard about the difficult things that you’ve gone through over the last couple of days. Congratulations on going ... Read More»

Ukraine’s Independence Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State  August 24, 2019 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate all Ukrainians on the 28th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The United States remains steadfast in its support for a prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine, secure within its internationally recognized borders including the ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Ministry for Veterans Affairs Forum

August 23, 2019 I’m very pleased to be here with you today.  It’s an honor for me to join you, veterans of Ukraine. Today, we are here to honor more than 350,000 Ukrainians who have defended their country – your country, serving in your military – during this historic period.  Ukraine’s veterans represent the best ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 9, 2019)

Location: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine Event: On August 12, a group of demonstrators plans to gather outside the U.S. Embassy, which is located at 4 Igor Sikorsky St. in Kyiv. Expect heavier than normal police, crowds, traffic congestion, and delays in the area. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 2, 2019)

Location: Throughout Ukraine Event:  ISIS and other extremist groups tend to use holiday periods to further their agenda and conduct attacks.  Holidays, and the period leading up to that holiday, can be targeted.  During the month of August, the Islamic holiday of Eid-al Adha (August 11-12) and Ukrainian Independence Day (August 24) are examples.  Locations ... Read More»

U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty on August 2, 2019

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the treaty takes effect today because ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the ENEMO Short Term Election Observer Briefing

Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. As delivered Good morning, I’m very pleased to be here. Some of you may know I was here earlier, I was here back in 2006-2009 and it’s unusual in our system for a person like me to be able to come back to Ukraine, but I am very pleased to ... Read More»

Security Alert — U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (July 19, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide           Event:  Parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place on July 21.  The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in the lead-up to previous elections some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect heavier than normal ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Cherkasy on July 12, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Cherkasy in the morning on Friday, July 12, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Remarks by DCM Kristina Kvien at American Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 6, 2019 Thank you everybody. It’s wonderful to be here. First of all, let me say I’m incredibly impressed with the crowd here — so large! I’m glad you’ve all come to enjoy the beautiful day and take advantage of the lovely space. First of all, I’d like to thank Andy and the ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on June 27, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa in the evening on Thursday, June 27, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Prosecution of Four Suspects in MH17 Case

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 19, 2019 The United States welcomes the announcement today regarding the indictment of four individuals for their role in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014. This is an important milestone in the search for the truth, and we remain ... Read More»

DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

The Department of Defense announced today [June 18] plans to provide $250 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to build the capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine and will bring total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine ... Read More»

Welcoming Ambassador William B. Taylor Back to Ukraine as Chargé d’Affaires

U.S. Embassy Kyiv is pleased to welcome Ambassador William B. Taylor back to Ukraine as Chargé d’Affaires a.i.  He will lead our team during this period of historic elections and transition. Ambassador Taylor brings a wealth of diplomatic experience to our team during this important moment in U.S.-Ukraine relations.  He served as U.S. Ambassador to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 07, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide  Event:  Parliamentary elections in Ukraine are expected to occur July 21.  The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in the lead-up to previous elections some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 23, 2019)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv advises U.S. citizens of a growing crime trend across Ukraine.  Foreign visitors report being befriended by a previously unknown individual and subsequently becoming ill and/or unconscious after having a drink, and then being robbed. The perpetrator may initially make contact with victims by claiming to be ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 08, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  Starting on May 8 and continuing through May 12, numerous events and marches are scheduled throughout Ukraine during the Victory Day holiday weekend.  These events are expected to attract anywhere from 5,000 to well over 100,000 people. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Expect heavier than normal ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Uzhhorod on May 17, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Uzhhorod in the morning on Friday, May 17, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 26, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  There has been an uptick in unconfirmed bomb threat reports around Ukraine, including airports, government buildings, and several metro stations. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of your surroundings. Follow local law enforcement instructions. Monitor ... Read More»

Statement on PrivatBank

April 18, 2019 In 2016 Ukraine’s international partners supported the decision of the government and the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) to nationalize PrivatBank, at the request of former owners, as the only effective method of protecting the bank’s depositors – the Ukrainian people and businesses – and the stability of the financial system. While ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on April 24, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Lviv in the morning on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Kyiv Security Forum

April 11, 2019 Hi everybody! It is such a pleasure to be here today at the Kyiv Security Forum.  And it’s not actually a speech, it’s just a quick introduction to [Ambassador Kurt Volker’s] video presentation. I want to say that it is an honor to be here, though, at the Kyiv Security Forum, because ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Poltava on April 18, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Poltava in the evening on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kamianets-Podilskyi on April 8, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kamianets-Podilskyi in the evening on Monday, April 8, 2019 to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch to the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) Observation Mission

March 29, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Hello everybody! It is such a pleasure to be here and to welcome all of the ENEMO representatives and monitors, whether you’re short-term or long-term.  We know it’s an energetic and diverse group from all over Europe.  And so, I just want to give you a very warm welcome to Kyiv ... Read More»

Appointment of Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik as Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2019 The United States welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik of Turkey as Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). As the OSCE marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the SMM, we recognize the crucial visibility it provides ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 21, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On Saturday, March 23, a Ukrainian nationalist group plans to demonstrate at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square (also known as Independence Square), located on Khreschatyk Street near the city center.  This group has been linked to violence and public disorder, including clashes with police; earlier this week, members attacked police during a demonstration ... Read More»

Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 15, 2019 Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed sanctions ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 15, 2019)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On Saturday, March 16, a Ukrainian nationalist group plans to demonstrate at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square (also known as Independence Square), located on Khreschatyk Street near the city center.  This group has been linked to violence and public disorder, including clashes with police.  Large crowds are expected in the area. Actions to ... Read More»

Press Releases: The United States Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela by Targeting Russia-Based Bank

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 11, 2019 Today, the United States sanctioned Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russia and Venezuela. With this action, we are targeting a financial institution involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that prolong Maduro’s usurpation of democracy. As Maduro’s isolation grows, so do his desperate ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 7, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – countrywide  Event:  On Sunday, March 31, Ukrainians will vote in a nationwide presidential election. In the lead up to the election, rallies and large crowds are expected throughout the country. Actions to Take: Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street closures, restrictions, and searches. Be aware of ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Serbia, and Kosovo

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 4, 2019 On March 4, Under Secretary Hale will arrive in London where he will engage U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director General for Consular and Security Philip Barton, Director General for Political Affairs Richard Moore, and Deputy National Security Advisor Christian Turner on issues of ... Read More»

USS Donald Cook departs Odesa, Ukraine

February 27, 2019 ODESA, Ukraine — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Odesa, Ukraine, Feb. 27, 2019, after completing a scheduled port visit as part of our continued Black Sea presence and support to our NATO allies and regional partners. While in port, the ship hosted senior-level government discussions between ... Read More»

Press Releases: Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2019 Five years ago, Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula fueled an escalation of Russian aggression. Russia attempted to upend the international order, undermined basic human freedoms, and weakened our common security. The world has not forgotten the cynical lies Russia employed to ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Ambassador Kurt Volker

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Ambassador Kurt Volker at the 5th International Forum “Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance” February 27, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Good morning, Prime Minister. Thank you.  Thank you very much. Five years and one week ago today, we saw the appearance of men in green uniforms in Crimea, the little green men, ... Read More»

USS Donald Cook arrives in Odesa, Ukraine

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams February 25, 2019 ODESA, Ukraine  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Odesa, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2019 for a scheduled port visit as part of our continued Black Sea presence and support to our region partners. Since arriving in the Black Sea ... Read More»

Remarks at the UN General Assembly’s 67th Plenary Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City February 20, 2019 As Delivered The United States would like to thank the President of the General Assembly for hosting today’s important meeting, and welcome President Poroshenko. Thank you for joining us today. Five years ago, the world bore witness ... Read More»

USS Donald Cook en route to the Black Sea

February 19, 2019 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea Feb. 19, 2019, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region. The ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at American Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Appreciation Reception

February 5, 2019 Well, it is absolutely thrilling to be here with President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman, Andy, and Lena.  And it’s a real pleasure to be here with everybody who is here tonight, especially at the Annual Membership Appreciation Reception.  Because it gives me a chance – on behalf of the U.S. government and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on February 12, 2019

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Kharkiv visit will be in the evening on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please ... Read More»

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC February 4, 2019 We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened by ... Read More»

Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

February 1, 2019 For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad.  Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and begin the process of withdrawing ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Budget Transparency Gala Award Ceremony

January 29, 2019 President Hotel, Kyiv Hi!  Nobody is more excited to be in this auditorium than I am.  And especially with that music.  I feel like I should pump my fist up in the air, because it’s just such a thrill to be here! All of you are actively involved in the decentralization process, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy

January 28, 2019 Ukrainian Leadership Academy Thanks, Roman. I am thrilled to be here. The last time I was here was for graduation, so I look forward to coming back when all of you graduate. But in the meantime I really appreciate you taking time out of your studies to spend an hour with me ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 25, 2019)

Location: Odesa, Ukraine Event: Ukrainian law enforcement agencies are investigating improvised explosive device attacks that took place in the Arcadia area of Odesa on January 21 and 22, 2019.  The attacks injured one individual and caused considerable damage.  The U.S. Embassy believes these types of criminal attacks are likely to recur, and they could affect ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 22, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (January 22, 2019) Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: Today, January 22, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of the unification of eastern and western Ukraine. Numerous Unity Day events throughout Kyiv are expected to create heavier than normal vehicle and pedestrian congestion. Delays and increased security are anticipated throughout the ... Read More»

Declaration of Ukrainian Autocephaly

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC January 10, 2019 The January 6th announcement of autocephaly for an independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine marks a historic achievement as Ukraine seeks to chart its own future. On this momentous occasion, the United States reiterates its unwavering support for a sovereign, independent Ukraine. The ... Read More»

Press Releases: Increasing U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine’s Navy

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 21, 2018 In response to Russia’s dangerous escalation and unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait, the Department of State, subject to Congressional approval, will provide an additional $10 million in Foreign Military Financing to further build Ukraine’s naval capabilities. We ... Read More»

Press Releases: Sanctions Announcement on Russia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2018 Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Specifically, the State Department added 12 individuals and entities to the List of Specified Persons (LSP) pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s ... Read More»

Press Releases: Establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 17, 2018 The United States congratulates Metropolitan Epifaniy on his election as head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The establishment of the Church was a historic moment for Ukraine. The United States maintains unwavering support for Ukraine and respects the freedom to worship unhindered by outside ... Read More»

Press Releases: On EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 15, 2018 The United States welcomes recent steps by the EU and its Member States to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine. The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the construction of ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide Event:  On Saturday, December 15, a vote regarding autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will take place at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (Volodymyrska St., 24). Large crowds are expected in the area. Crowds and protests are also expected at other religious sites throughout the country. Actions to Take: Avoid ... Read More»

DOD Statement on Open Skies Flight Over Ukraine

Immediate Release December 6, 2018 Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.‎ The United States is resolute in our support for the security of European nations. Russia’s unprovoked attack on ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual General Membership Meeting

Kyiv, Ukraine December 6, 2018 As Delivered Hello everybody! It’s really a pleasure to be here with you this evening. And I want to thank Andy and the great team at AmCham for the wonderful relationship that we enjoy not only with AmCham, but that we enjoy with all of you as well. And I ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Pam Tremont’s Remarks at the Third Annual Local Governance Forum

December 5, 2018 Доброго ранку! Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.  I am both honored and excited to be here today for the 3rd Annual Local Governance Forum. I would be remiss if I didn’t start out my remarks by mentioning the extraordinary events of November 25th. Russian vessels attacked Ukrainian naval vessels and ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary Pompeo at the German Marshall Fund

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction.  Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today.  It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (3 December 2018)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide  Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Ukraine remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Consular Visits to Rivne and Uzhhorod on Thursday, Dec. 6

Event:  U.S. consular officers will visit Rivne and Uzhhorod to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Rivne visit will be in the evening on Thursday, Dec. 6; the Uzhhorod visit will be in the morning on Thursday, Dec.6. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Recent Events near Kerch Strait

November 30, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, express our utmost concern about Russia’s actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait and surrounding waters, ‎which have dangerously ... Read More»

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at Maritime Security Conference

November 29, 2018 AS DELIVERED Доброго ранку! Hello everybody. I want to thank you for inviting me here today and I want to thank the organizers for hosting this conference at what turns out to be a very critical moment. The events of November 25th lend an added sense of urgency to Ukraine’s Naval Strategy. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

November 27, 2018 Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event: The Ukrainian parliament approved November 26 a 30-day period of martial law effective November 28 at 14:00 for 10 regions of the country, including: Vinnitsya Luhansk Mykolaiv Odesa Sumy Kharkiv Chernihiv Kherson Donetsk Zaporizhzhya The U.S. Embassy is evaluating how this martial law might affect the relevants regions. ... Read More»

Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Poroshenko

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 26, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty ... Read More»

Press Releases: Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC November 26, 2018 The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, ... Read More»

Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City November 26, 2018 Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past four years, ... Read More»

Alert: Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 26, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (November 26, 2018)  Location: Ukraine, countrywide  Event:  A violent protest took place at the Russian Embassy in Kyiv (Povitroflots’kyi Ave. 27) last night following an incident in the Azov sea between Ukrainian and Russian naval forces. Protestors clashed with police and burned tires and a vehicle. Protests continued ... Read More»

Thanksgiving History and Traditions Instagram Trivia Giveaway

Find out how much you know about the history and traditions behind Thanksgiving and win a gift bag from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv! Enter now! How to Enter Each day from November 8 -17, 2018, a trivia question relating to the history and traditions behind Thanksgiving will be posted on the Embassy’s Instagram account ... Read More»

Presidential Message on the National Day for the Victims of Communism

November 7, 2018 On the National Day for the Victims of Communism, we honor the memory of the more than 100 million people who have been killed and persecuted by communist totalitarian regimes.  We also reaffirm our steadfast support for those who strive for peace, prosperity, and freedom around the world. Since the 1917 Bolshevik ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on National Adoption Month, 2018

October 31, 2018 During National Adoption Month, we recognize the immeasurable love and support that adoptive parents and families provide to hundreds of thousands of children each year.  We celebrate the life-changing act of adoption, bring attention to the millions of Americans who are eager to adopt, and express our gratitude to the families who have ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on Nov. 2, 2018

Event:  Next week, a U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Odesa visit will be in the morning on Friday, November 2, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visits to Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv

Event:  Next week, a U.S. consular officer will visit Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Ivano-Frankivsk visit will be in the morning on Tuesday, Oct. 30; the Lviv visit will be in the morning on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and ... Read More»

Move Towards Ukrainian Autocephaly

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC October 19, 2018 The United States reiterates its strong support for religious freedom and the freedom of members of religious groups, including Ukraine’s Orthodox community, to govern their religion according to their beliefs, free of outside interference. We support Ukrainians’ ability to worship as they ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch October 18, 2018 All of us at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv extend our deepest condolences to the families of the American and Ukrainian pilots who tragically died in an accident at the Clear Sky 2018 multinational exercise in Ukraine on October 16.  These individuals sacrificed their lives ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Ternopil, October 10, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Ternopil to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Ternopil visit will be in the morning on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa, October 4, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Odesa to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens.  The Odesa visit will be in the evening on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications.  In addition to any required documents listed on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine Message for U.S. Citizens Embassies and consulates are not polling places. Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Lviv on September 26, 2018

The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website , please make sure you have photocopies of all your originals and translations with you. If you need a passport for someone  under the age of 16 , please understand that in almost every ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Congratulates Ukrainians with National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC August 24, 2018 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Ukrainians on your national day. The United States steadfastly supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. We pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed for freedom in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (August 22, 2018) Location: Kyiv, Ukraine  Event:  Ukrainian Independence Day is Friday, August 24.  There are numerous events planned throughout Kyiv in celebration of this holiday, including a parade on Khreshatyk Street Friday morning. Expect a heavier than normal police presence in the vicinity of these events. Also expect ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Dnipro on August 27, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Dnipro to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Dnipro visit will be in the evening on Monday, August 27, 2018. The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any required documents listed on ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Kharkiv on August 16, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Kharkiv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens. The Kharkiv visit will be in the evening on Thursday, August 16, 2018.  The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport  and  Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any required documents listed on our  website ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 7, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He emphasized that the ... Read More»

DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to Ukraine

July 20, 2018   WASHINGTON The Defense Department announced today that it will provide $200 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine, and brings the total U.S. security sector ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Putin of the Russian Federation in Joint Press Conference

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 16, 2018 Presidential Palace Helsinki, Finland 5:10 P.M. EEST PRESIDENT PUTIN:  (As interpreted.)  Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen: Negotiations with the President of the United States Donald Trump took place in a frank and businesslike atmosphere.  I think we can call it ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers Statement on MH17

July 15, 2018 The G7 foreign ministers today issued the following statement in advance of the anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17: “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 15, 2018)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  The KyivPride March will take place in central Kyiv on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The march is expected to begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. near the Teacher’s House, at the crossroads of Volodymyrska and Khmelnytskoho streets.  The march will end near Lva Tolstoho Square/metro station at approximately 11:30 a.m. Local press ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Visit to Odesa on June 13, 2018

Event: A U.S. Consular officer will visit Odesa to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Odesa and the surrounding areas on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Consular Officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site. These include notary services and acceptance of passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications. In addition to ... Read More»

LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular visit to Lviv on June 7, 2018

Event:  A U.S. consular officer will visit Lviv to provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in Lviv and the surrounding areas on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The consular officer will be able to provide limited citizen services on-site.  These include  notary services  and acceptance of  passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad  applications. In addition to any ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 18, 2018)

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine  Event: The 2018 UEFA Champions League Final will take place in Kyiv’s Olympic Stadium (“NSC Olympiyskiy”) on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The accompanying UEFA Champions Festival is scheduled for May 24 through May 27 in downtown Kyiv. More than 100,000 visitors are expected in Kyiv. Authorities anticipate crowds and congestion around NSC ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event: Tomorrow, May 9, there are numerous events planned throughout Kyiv and in major cities throughout the country in commemoration of Victory Day. Expect a heavier than normal police presence in the vicinity of these events. Also expect to encounter additional street closures, restrictions, and searches of persons and bags near demonstrations. Note that even ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden Recruitment

Event: Kyiv’s American Citizen Services unit is in the process of updating our network of Wardens to ensure that we are able to communicate as effectively as possible with U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency. We are looking for volunteers to serve as Wardens in various regions of Ukraine. Note: If you had ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Russia’s Expulsion of American Diplomats

The White House March 29, 2018 Russia’s action today to expel American diplomats marks a further deterioration in the United States-Russia relationship. The expulsion of undeclared Russian intelligence officers by the United States and more than two dozen partner nations and NATO allies earlier this week was an appropriate response to the Russian attack on ... Read More»