Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Press-conference Concerning the New Patrol Police Recruitment Campaign

March 20, 2017 Дóброго дня всім! Я дýже рáда бýти тут сьогóдні. I want to thank the leadership of the National Police of Ukraine and the Patrol Police Department for their unwavering commitment to police reform in Ukraine. You have much to be proud of. The progress we have made together in standing up the Patrol Police has rightly been

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Dragon Capital 13th Annual Ukraine Investor Conference

  March 16, 2017 Hyatt Regency Hotel Hi, everybody! When I agreed to come here and address you all, I didn’t realize that I would be in the very dangerous after-lunch slot. So, I am going to do my best to sort of entertain all of you and keep your attention. I want to thank Thomas and the Dragon Capital

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Opening Session of the VOX Ukraine Conference

Thursday 2 March, 2017 As delivered Good morning and thank you for inviting me to join you today. I’d like to start by thanking the Prime Minister for articulating a really strong pro-reform agenda for Ukraine.  And I’d also like to thank Vox Ukraine and Borys Davydenko – this is a really important conference and that’s a really important question:

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Launch Event for the USAID Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) Project

February 21, 2017 Kyiv Доброго дня, Members of Parliament, distinguished guests. Thank you for allowing me to share a few thoughts on how we can partner for agricultural growth and rural development in Ukraine. Despite its challenges, agriculture in Ukraine has found ways to grow and thrive, and agriculture remains a major source of revenue and growth for the Ukrainian

Remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Conflicts in Europe

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City February 21, 2017 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Foreign Minister Klimkin, for chairing this important and timely open debate. Thank you also Secretary-General Guterres, Secretary-General Zannier, and Secretary-General Schmidt for your comprehensive briefings. It can be tempting to take Europe’s peace and

United States and Ukraine Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

February 8, 2017 Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) yesterday to implement provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters. The agreement underscores our continued cooperation and strong bilateral relationship with Ukraine as well as growing international cooperation to curb

Remarks by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2017 Good afternoon, on this solemn day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to reflect on our shared history and to honor the victims of the Nazi era. Today, the United States joins Ukraine and nations around the world in reflection and the offering of condolences. Ceremonies will take place across the United States in communities large and small, and

Ambassador Yovanovitch Visites Odesa Portside Plant (OPP)

January 19, 2017 Ambassador Yovanovitch visited Odesa Portside Plant (OPP) January 19 to tour the facilities and meet with senior managers and trade union representatives. OPP is a world class facility, with the potential to attract international investors. Although not currently operational, the facility is being well maintained by the management team.

Ambassador Yovanovitch Op-Ed for “Den”

January 18, 2017 Bigger, stronger, better What will the United States and Ukraine be celebrating together in 2042? The start of a new year is always a time for reflection and resolution. For looking back and looking forward. For celebrating accomplishments, and renewing commitment to goals not yet attained. And as I’ve come to learn after all of my time

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Closing the Year of English in Ukraine Event

December 28, 2016 Дóброго дня! Good afternoon Mr. President, colleagues and honored guests. I’m very happy to be here today with our international and Ukrainian colleagues as we celebrate the conclusion of the Year of English in Ukraine. The promotion of the English language is always a priority for the U.S. Embassy, and this year has been no exception. Together

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Interview to Odesa “7th Channel”

December 19-20, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch visited Odesa for the first time. During her trip, Ambassador Yovanovitch attended the opening ceremony for the English Access Micro-scholarship program at South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University, met alumni of US exchange programs at Odesa’s Window on America, met up with Acting Governor of Odesa Oblast Ms. Solomia Bobrovska, visited the Odesa’s Public Service Center

3rd International Conference “Recovery of Proceeds of Grand Political Corruption in Ukraine: Seizure, Confiscation, Management”

December 15, 2016 Today U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch attended the opening ceremony of 3rd International Conference “Recovery of Proceeds of Grand Political Corruption in Ukraine: Seizure, Confiscation, Management” organized by the Anti-corruption Action Center (ANTAC) jointly with Transparency International in Ukraine in Kyiv on December 15-16. Ambassador underscored the importance of asset recovery and effective investigation of high-level corruption

Panel Discussion “Modern Challenges and Ways of Counteracting Human Trafficking in the Reform Strategy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine”

December 15, 2016 Countering trafficking in persons is a U.S. policy priority in Ukraine and around the world. U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch participated in today’s panel discussion “Modern Challenges and Ways of Counteracting Human Trafficking in the Reform Strategy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine” organized by NGO “LEAD Office” in cooperation with the Ministry of

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s remarks from the Anti-Corruption Day event at the Cabinet of Ministers

December 9, 2016 Kyiv As prepared Доброго ранку Прем’єр Міністр Гройсман, я рада вас привітати сьогодні на цьому заході. Today we proudly mark the 14th anniversary of International Anti-Corruption Day.  On this day, governments, activists, and ordinary people around the world come together to proclaim that corruption is totally and completely unacceptable. It threatens security. It threatens prosperity. It threatens

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at Citi Strategic Investment Forum

November 9, 2016 Good afternoon (Дóброго дня всім)! It is a great pleasure to join you today (Я дýже рáда бýти тут сьогóдні). Thank you for the introduction and for setting the stage so well. Also, let me briefly thank Citibank Ukraine and Steve Fisher for the hard work that went into organizing this forum. As many of you know,

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at 2016 Election Breakfast

America House, Kyiv November 9, 2016 Доброго ранку!  Good morning.  Welcome to America House. There are a lot of people here today. And we welcome you to this breakfast celebrating the results, we are anticipating the results,  of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. This morning, we continue a tradition that began with George Washington back in 1796.  That year, in

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the ODC/EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Project Completion Ceremony at the Starychi School, Yavoriv

October 27, 2016 Dobrogo dnia usim! Rada vas bachyty. It is truly an honor to be here today, I am thrilled to see the results of the renovation. This project is so much more than just a simple building renovation. For nearly 320 children, this school is a second home. A place where they will make new friends and form

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at Launch Event for the USAID Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency (DOBRE) Program

October 25, 2016 Доброго ранку! Я рада вас привітати сьогодні на цьому заході. Good morning Prime Minister Groysman, Vice-Prime Minister Zubko, and distinguished guests. I am both honored and excited to be with you today for the launch of USAID’s decentralization program. Support for decentralization in Ukraine is truly an international effort. I want to thank our partners from the

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the “Women Leading Reform” Network Launch

October 20, 2016 Kyiv-Mohyla Business School Доброго вечора всім!  Я дуже рада бути тут сьогодні. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak at this event. The role of women in government and, indeed, society is one near and dear to my heart. Many of you are already active reformers, and I thank you for your hard work and

Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at Kyiv International Economic Forum

October 6, 2016 Good Morning. (добрий ранок) It is a great pleasure to join you today. Thank you Oleksandra and Nicholas for setting the stage so well. Also, let me briefly thank the Organizing Committee, UAID, the K. Fund, and the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for their hard work that went into organizing the forum. Before diving into

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at USAID/UNICEF Vaccines Press Event

October 5, 2016 Я дуже рада сьогодні бути тут з вами. So I am really pleased to be here with everybody today, with Acting Minister of Health Suprun, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Waschuk, and Mayor Klychko, and, of course, Ms. Barberis, the UNICEF Representative to Ukraine. I’m gonna start with a really undiplomatic statement. But it’s important. Ukraine has fallen

Remarks by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at the Kharkiv Investment Forum

September 23, 2016 Good Morning.  It’s a great pleasure to join such a distinguished group here today in Kharkiv. Thank you Acting Governor Svitlychna for hosting us, and thank you, Regional Council Head Chernov for the hard work that went into organizing this forum. There are several reasons I wanted to come to Kharkiv. First, the U.S. recognizes the political

Ambassador Yovanovitch Visits Mariupol

August 31, 2016. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch visited Mariupol on August 31, her first trip outside Kyiv since she arrived in country on August 22.‎ While in Mariupol, she joined President Poroshenko at the official opening of the USAID-Supported Administrative Services Center, toured the city with the Mariupol Patrol Police, and met with civic activists at the Tu‎! Cultural Platform. She also

US Ambassador to Ukraine: “The oligarchs are now less powerful” – Der Standard, Austria

July 31, 2016 Interview by Michaela Kampl [transl. from German] Geoffrey Pyatt sees progress in the fight against corruption, but there is still much to do. Much is better now in Ukraine, at least in Geoffrey Pyatt’s view. Pyatt has been US Ambassador to Ukraine since 2013; he will move to Athens during the summer. He considers the sanctions against Russia

Telephonic Press Briefing by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE Daniel Baer

July 29, 2016 Brussels Media Hub Moderator:  Thank you so much and greetings to everybody from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of you who have dialed in on this Friday morning from across Europe and I’d like to thank you for joining in today’s discussion. We are pleased this morning to be joined from

Remarks by Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt at the “Open World” Youth Discussion Club

July 26, 2016. MODERATOR: I am so pleased to introduce to you Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, who is the best friend of Ukraine and who did a lot to our country and has stood with us through many changes.  I believe that though the Ambassador is leaving soon Ukraine, we will stay in touch and this is not his last visit

Remarks by Ambassador Pyatt at the Reception Aboard USS ROSS

July 24, 2016 K1 Pier, Odesa AMBASSADOR PYATT:  Thank you very much, Commander Caldwell.  I want to begin by offering a huge shout out and thank you to the Sailors and Marines who are here in Odesa today as part of our support for the Sea Breeze exercise.  This is one of the most complicated exercises that we have ever

Remarks by Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt at the Opening Ceremony of Operation Sea Breeze

July 24, 2016 Odessa, Bristol Hotel AMBASSADOR PYATT:  Dobroho Ranku!  It is a wonderful pleasure for me to back in Odesa for another edition of the Sea Breeze exercise.  I’d like to begin my remarks by offering profound thanks to Admiral O’Connor, all of his colleagues from Sixth Fleet and in particular the Sailors and Marines of the USS Ross

Testimony of Ambassador Masha Yovanovitch, Nominee to be Ambassador to Ukraine, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

July 21, 2016 Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, members of this committee. It is a privilege and an honor to appear before you today as President Obama’s nominee to serve as the United States Ambassador to Ukraine. If confirmed, I look forward to working with this Committee and Congress to continue our strong support for the Ukrainian people, enhance our

Ambassador Pyatt’s Interview with Novoe Vremya

Novoe Vremya interview translation The Voice of America July 8, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt on What It Is That He Has Difficulty Explaining About Ukrainians in Washington and About Americans in Kyiv During three years in the position of the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt became a heavyweight of Ukrainian politics.  His announcements were listened to, his advice was accepted

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