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 …

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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Joseph Pennington at an Island-Class Patrol Boat Transfer Ceremony

  November 13, 2019 Deputy Minister Petrenko, Admiral Voronchenko, members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, ladies and gentlemen: It is my great pleasure to be here today to transfer these two Island-Class Patrol Boats to our Ukrainian partners. The addition of these boats to Ukraine’s naval fleet will expand the Ukrainian Navy’s operational capacity and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor To Ukrainian Leadership Academy Students At the Kyiv Train Station in Advance of a Trip to Mariupol

October 27, 2019 Dobriy vechir! [Good evening!]  So, I am also going to join you in Mariupol.  I’m very pleased to be here with the two ministers — it’s a great honor to be with them, but it’s a greater honor to be with you. And Roman, thank you for the opportunity to do this.  I want …

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Opening Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor at a Public Talk with U.S. Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper

October 11, 2019 Dobriy vechir!  [Good evening!]  I’m very pleased to be here.  I understand that for those who want it, there is interpretation.  Is that right, everybody can understand what I’m saying?  Everybody’s good, okay.  Welcome to America House.  I am so pleased to be here, with Captain Stefanyshyn-Piper, who was last here – no, …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor at a Media Literacy Symposium for Educators

October 7, 2019 Dobriy den [Good afternoon].  So, I’m very pleased to be here with all of you.  I’m particularly pleased to be here with my colleague, [IREX President and CEO] Kristin Lord, with whom I’ve worked for a long time.  And [United Kingdom] Ambassador Simmons, great to have you in this country, Ambassador.  And …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. W. Taylor at the Demo Day of the eō Business Incubators, supported by USAID’s Competitive Economy Program

October 1, 2019 Thank you very much.  It’s great to be here, I’m very pleased to join you here this afternoon. Let me congratulate, first of all, those of you who will be pitching here this afternoon.  I understand there were 188 applications to pitch, and 7 were accepted. So congratulations to those seven. Congratulations …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy New Academic Year Opening Ceremony

September 12, 2019 It’s a great honor for me to be here with you today to congratulate you, students, leaders of Ukraine — in two years, or in five years, or in six months. Ukraine is on the prospect — has the prospect of being great.  It has a wonderful future.  You are the future.  …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service

September 10, 2019 CDA Taylor:  I’m very glad to be here with you this evening.  It’s a great honor.  And Daisy [Sindelar of RFE/RL], it’s great to have you here from another part of Europe.  You’re in the heart of Europe now. Daisy Sindelar:  The heart keeps moving! CDA Taylor:  The heart keeps moving, but …

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CDA William B. Taylor Presented a Cultural Preservation Grant to the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

September 4, 2019 On August 31, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. (CDA) William B. Taylor presented a U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant to the President of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), Dr. Andriy Meleshevych.  The U.S. contribution of $400,000 will help restore the Academy’s Old Academic Building that houses the single-domed “Church …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires William Taylor

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires William Taylor to Undergraduate Students at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) at the Beginning of the New Academic Year  August 31, 2019 Dobre Den. Vitayu vam. [Good day. Hello to you.] I am so pleased to be here with you today. Congratulations to all of the students who are starting …

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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 …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor at a Media Professionals Event

August 29, 2019 Let me just say a few words of welcome here to everyone who has come to join us this afternoon. I’m very pleased that this group got together. This is an important news day in Kyiv! And you’ve joined us here – several of us, probably several of us – will probably …

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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 …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor at a Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

August 9, 2019 Доброго дня. I am very pleased to be here. I am very pleased that Vadim will help me to speak with you. So, as I’ve already mentioned to several of the Volunteers, I think that the Peace Corps in Ukraine is one of the best things that Americans do here. I was here as …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the Maritime Donor Conference

July 23, 2019 10:00am Thank you, JJ. Mr. Chairman, thank you very much. It’s great to be here. I am pleased and proud that the United States is a friend of Ukraine. Thank you very much for your welcome. And to our colleagues around the table and around the world, and around Europe, it’s great …

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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 …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor at a Ukrainian Catholic University Dinner

Saturday, July 13, 2019 I am very pleased to be here at this event, to be able to have this conversation with such a wide range of friends of UCU. Thank you very much for the invitation to speak here tonight.  It’s an honor for me — having been to Lviv and to UCU earlier …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William B. Taylor at Exercise Sea Breeze 2019

Press Conference at Sea Breeze 2019 in Odesa, Ukraine Sunday, July 7, 2019 Dobryi vechir! [Good evening!]  I’ve very pleased to be here.  Like the Admiral [U.S. Vice Admiral Lisa M. Franchetti] said, some of us come back to Ukraine. For 19 years, as the Admiral said, Exercise Sea Breeze has been a key pillar …

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Remarks at Independence Day Reception by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William B. Taylor

Friday, July 5, 2019 As delivered Dobroho Vechora, pani ta panove, druzi.  [Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, friends.] It’s great to be back.  Radyi vas bachyty. [It’s great to see you.]  I am very pleased to be back here, to see Ukraine, as it has been ten years [since] I was [working] here, and I am very pleased to be …

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Press Conference by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor

June 25, 2019 at 17:00 U.S. Embassy Kyiv Information Officer Ray Castillo: Welcome everybody to America House. So glad to have you all here. I guess I’m going to reintroduce to you our Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Ambassador William Taylor. I knew he was very popular, but I’m overwhelmed. So, very excited and without further …

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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 …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Pamela Tremont at Peace Corps Swearing In Ceremony

October 25, 2018 Good afternoon. It’s an honor to be here today to swear in the newest crop of Peace Corps Volunteers. I also want to thank our Ukrainian colleagues for joining us. It is clear that their appreciation for the Peace Corps program is high, given that they are attending here today with us. …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Pamela Tremont’s Remarks Awards Ceremony of the 2018 KORD Challenge International SWAT Competition

September 28, 2018 Доброго дня всім!  Pада Вас бачити. Deputy Minister Rudenko, Chief Kniazev, Chief Tsygykal, First Deputy Chief Abroskin, SWAT competitors, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to this ceremony for the 2018 KORD Challenge.  It is a great pleasure to be here! First and foremost, congratulations to all the competitors for …

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Chargé Kent’s Remarks at Centrenergo-XCoal Press Conference

Prepared Remarks by George Kent Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Kyiv July 31, 2017 Good afternoon everyone. I am proud that today we can mark an important step for Ukraine’s energy security. Presidents Poroshenko and Trump in their June 20 White House meeting talked about the possibility of Ukraine buying American coal. Six weeks later, the contract was signed.  I wish to congratulate XCoal and …

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