Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Rapid Trident Opening Ceremony

Monday, September 3, 2018, 09:00 a.m. Yavoriv Дóброго рáнку всім! …and all the distinguished guests, welcome, and thank you for joining Exercise Rapid Trident 2018. As we open Rapid Trident 2018, we remember a long-held truth: each of our nations is stronger together with partners than when we stand alone. Today 2,200 participants from 14 ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Sea Ports Authority and ACC Member Company Bunge

August 28, 2017 Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine Kyiv Доброго дня! I’m thrilled to be here and I want to thank you, Minister for a warm welcome and for hosting all of us here today. And I want to welcome friends from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority and as well as of course Bunge. It’s ...
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Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires George Kent on the Release of the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Report on Fruit and Vegetables

August 10, 2017 Добре. Дякую вам.  Дякую, Олександре, за те, що ви запросили нас сюди. Я думаю, що у нас є українська група і американська група.  Дві мови і, мабуть, два мессиджі. Я буду трохи говорити українською для наших українців, а потім англійською. I am going to say a couple of things in Ukrainian, but ...
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Photo Contest: “Blue and Yellow everywhere”

Join us now and find your picture on Ukrainian Flag Day Collage! How to participate Take a photo that prominently displays the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag which you can find in everyday life. Upload the photo under your own username on Instagram or Facebook tagging U.S. Embassy (@usembkyiv on Instagram, @usdos.ukraine ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission George Kent’s remarks on the 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations at English Access Microscholarship Summit

July 13, 2017 (as prepared) Hello and welcome to the 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations English Access Microscholarship summit! It’s always a pleasure to meet such energetic young people who are interested in the English language and in America. I hope that you have learned a lot and are making good connections during your summit ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the USAID 25th Anniversary of its partnership with Ukraine

Fairmont Hotel Kyiv, Ukraine May 11, 2017 As delivered It is great to see so many friends and partners out there.  And if Susant hasn’t said that we needed to have a round of applause, I would have said that.  It’s great to be here for such a super occasion. And of course, one of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Conference “Independent Governing Bodies of Public Broadcaster – Key Prerequisite for the Successful Reform”

As Delivered Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv April 7, 2017  10:30 a.m. Question from Moderator:  Why is independent public broadcasting important for Ukraine? Thanks for that question. I think that’s an important question. Because a Public Broadcasting Service is, as basically everyone here has already intimated, it’s important not just for Ukraine, but it’s important for ...
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Ambassador Yovanovitch Participates in the Ceremonial Launch of the New Face of the Border Project

March 28, 2017 Ambassador Yovanovitch took part in the ceremonial launch of a new project designed to improve services provided to travelers and prevent corruption at the border crossing points. The New Face of the Border Project is jointly implemented by the State Border Guard Service (SBGS), the INL Office of the U.S. Embassy, and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Instagram Video Contest “Wish the U.S. a Happy Independence Day”

Celebrating U.S. Independence Day? Record a video greeting and win tickets to the Annual American Independence Day Picnic 2016 organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine as well as prizes from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and America House Kyiv ! How to Enter Record a video greeting for the U.S. Independence Day. The video must be no longer than 30 seconds. ...
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“America Days in Lviv” Instagram Contest

Enter now to win one of three prizes! Do you like American music, movies, arts, culture, and education? Do you like to take pictures and share them on Instagram? Come to America Days in Lviv on May 25-29, 2016, take a snapshot, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AmDaysUA and the handle @USEmbKyiv, and ...
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America Days in Lviv Instagram Photo Scavenger Hunt

Follow the clues, take pictures, and win cool prizes! If you like doing quests and taking pictures, then this truly American activity is for you! You will have to photograph 10 clues during America Days in Lviv on May 25-28, 2016. Staff from U.S. Embassy Kyiv will award the first three people to finish the ...
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America Days in Lviv

U.S. Embassy Kyiv is proud to sponsor “America Days” in Lviv on May 25-29, 2016: a four-day cultural festival highlighting American films, music, education, art, business and U.S. Embassy programs here in Ukraine. U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt will be in Lviv to take part in the celebrations. As part of America Days, the Embassy is ...
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Boston-Based American Folk Music Trio to Perform in Kyiv and Kharkiv with U.S. Embassy Support

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, an American folk music band based in Boston, Massachusetts, will tour Ukraine March 1-6, with concerts in Kharkiv and Kyiv.  In addition to holding free concerts, the group will also offer workshops, masterclasses, and presentations on folk music.  Admission to all events is free and open to the public.  Please ...
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America Days in Poltava

The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor “America Days” in Poltava. The two-day festival will highlight American music, education, and art, as well as U.S. Embassy programs here in Ukraine. Ms. Sheryl Bistransky, Attaché for Cultural and Educational Affairs, will visit Poltava and participate in a number of programs during the celebration. As the main ...
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“Terrance Simien and Zydeco Experience”

Cherkasy 7 pm, Tuesday, July 28 Open stage at Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Park Free admission Kyiv 7 pm, Friday, July 31 Open stage at Mariinskyi Park Free admission The U.S. Embassy is proud to welcome back to Ukraine the two-time Grammy award-winning Louisiana musician, Terrance Simien, and his band.  In 2012 the musicians gave an unforgettable ...
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Ukraine Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and recommends those U.S. citizens currently living in or visiting these regions to depart.  This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated January 5 to provide updated information on the security situation in southern ...
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Freedom Concert

On July 3 at 5 pm, The United States Army Europe Soldiers’ Chorus will perform for a Ukrainian audience. This “Freedom Concert” will be a display of the friendship between the United States and Ukraine. The best voices of the U.S. Army will present a selection of popular American favorites. The United States Army Europe ...
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July 4th Instagram Photo Contest “USA in Ukraine”

Enter now and win tickets to American Independence Day Picnic 2015 ! How to Enter Take a photo which best illustrates “The USA in Ukraine” (could be food, sports, culture, landscape, etc.).  Upload the photo under your own username, captioning with the hashtag #USAinUkraine, and tagging @usembkyiv and @chamber_ua. Once a photo or video is uploaded to Instagram, it is considered a ...
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America House opens with a photo exhibit and a welcome to Ukrainians

The U.S. government has opened a center in Kyiv, called America House, where Ukrainians and Americans will be able to gather and discuss issues of the day. A collection of photos of Ukrainian soldiers by  American photographer Joseph Sywenkyj  is among the first exhibits featured at the house. Sywenkyj’s photos have appeared in major magazines and have been exhibited ...
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Vinnytsia “My America Days” Instagram Contest

Enter now to win one of three prizes! Do you like American music, movies, arts, culture, and education? Do you like to take pictures and share them on Instagram? Come to America Days in Vinnytsa on April 27-29, 2015, take a snapshot, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #AmDaysUA, and get a chance to ...
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America Days in Vinnytsia April 27-29, 2015

The U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor “America Days” in Vinnytsia:  a three-day cultural festival highlighting American films, music, education, art, as well as U.S. Embassy programs here in Ukraine.  U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt will be in Vinnytsia on opening day.  As part of America Days, the Embassy is sponsoring a Documentary Film Festival and performances ...
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Ukraine Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to eastern Ukraine. Despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement in September 2014, violent clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces continue in parts of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, resulting in thousands of injuries and deaths. In addition, Russian military ...
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