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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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China’s Skyrizon Added to U.S. Commerce Department Military End User List

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 …

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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 …

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Remarks by A/DCM Pennington at the State Border Guard Service New Face of the Border Selection Ceremony of Staff

Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Pennington at the State Border Guard Service New Face of the Border Selection Ceremony of Staff July 16, 2020 Deputy Prime Minister Stefanishina, Chief Deineko, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon to all of you. I’m very happy to be here virtually to participate in this ceremony. First and …

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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 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 17, 2020) Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event: Violent Protest Near Rada and Presidential Administration There is an ongoing violent protest near the Rada on Mykhaila Hrushevskoho St, 5 and the Presidential Administration building on Bankova St, 11. Actions to Take: ·         Avoid demonstrations and crowds. ·         Expect heavier than normal police …

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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 …

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Russia’s Illegal Conscription in Crimea

Russia’s Illegal Conscription in Crimea in Violation of the Norms of International Law As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna May 21, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States has repeatedly condemned Russia’s invasion, occupation, and purported annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and the abuses that Russia commits …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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