Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien at a Swearing-In Ceremony for Peace Corps Volunteers

October 16, 2019 Hello, good afternoon, everybody.  It is a real pleasure and honor to be here. You know, this is the favorite thing [for] me and my colleagues in the Embassy to do every year, because it’s so fun to see the volunteers, the host families, and all the people that make the Peace …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien at the Ministry of Interior Forum “The Feat Knows No Gender”

October 10, 2019 Good morning everybody. It’s a great pleasure and honor to be here today among so many impressive women and men here in this event. First of all, I’d just like to say I’ve been here in Ukraine for a little over four months, and just in the time I’ve been here, I …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien at a Concert Celebrating 100 Years of Cultural Diplomacy

October 9, 2019 Good evening!  It’s really an honor and a pleasure to be here in this beautiful theater with such a wonderful audience.  Thank you for coming tonight.  First, some thanks. I would like to thank Marta Kolomayets and the entire Fulbright team, including the Fulbright Alumni circle, for such an impressive event tonight …

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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 …

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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 …

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Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Pennington at the Military English Graduation Ceremony

June 7, 2019 Thank you very much. It’s a pleasure to be here with General [Serhiy] Salkutsan to mark the graduation of 19 Ukrainian Armed Forces Officers from the basic English course provided by the U.S. Defense Language Institute. This course was conducted based on a special request by senior levels of the Ukrainian Armed …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien at the Go Camps Grand Opening

June 7, 2019 at 11a.m.  Доброго дня! Good morning everybody, it’s great to be here. I’m so happy, I’ve only been in Ukraine now for one week and I’m very happy to be here in such a beautiful and important place. And I’m very happy to kick off Go Camps, which – as you’ve heard …

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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 …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kent at AIDS Day Event

December 1, 2016 Good morning. I am delighted to join you all here beneath the Red Ribbon Memorial on this day dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is a time to commemorate and honor those who have battled, died from, and continue the struggle against HIV/AIDS. Through the collective efforts of civil …

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Opening Remarks at RPR, 100 Days of Groysman Government

20 July, 2016 Good morning.  Thank you to the Reanimation Package of Reforms for organizing this event, and thank you all for coming. I was going to offer opening comments related directly to the theme of this seminar.  The embassy prepared such comments. But the events of yesterday changed that. You need to talk today …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires George Kent at the Ukrainian Infrastructure Forum 2016

April 22, 2016  Intercontinental Hotel Kyiv, Ukraine MR. KENT:  (In Ukrainian) Good morning, Minister Omelyan, Committee Head Dubnevych, Andy.  I’m very pleased to speak with you today on the modernization of Ukraine’s infrastructure. Allow me to continue in English.  I would like to congratulate you, Minister, on your appointment.  We’ve worked closely with you in the past, …

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