Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

October 7, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election, it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  …

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Statement on Implications of U.S. Election-Related Sanctions

 By Spokesperson Daniel Langenkamp October 5, 2020 On September 10, the United States imposed sanctions on Andrii Derkach and other Russian agents for attempting to influence the U.S. electoral process. Derkach maintains close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services and has served as an active Russian agent for over a decade, employing manipulation and deceit to …

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COVID-19 Information

October 2, 2020 Country-Specific Information Ukraine is divided into four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red) depending on the COVID-19 situation in each region. The Ministry of Health assigns each zone a color based on four COVID-19-related criteria. Each zone triggers a distinct set of quarantine restrictions. Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine guidelines. Ukraine is under an adaptive quarantine …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By September 29, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message

The November 2020 U.S. elections are right around the corner and U.S. Citizens in Ukraine can vote from abroad. Remember, your vote counts! If you are sending your ballot through U.S. Embassy Kyiv, ballots can be dropped off at the American Citizens Services unit by the Consular entrance. To account for transit times between overseas posts …

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United States Sanctions Russian Actors and Proxies for Efforts to Interfere in Elections

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State September 10, 2020 Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned four Kremlin-linked individuals for their efforts to interfere in United States elections. Treasury designated Andrii Derkach pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13848, for his efforts to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election.  Derkach maintains close ties …

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Abduction of Opposition Leaders in Belarus

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State September 8, 2020 The United States is deeply concerned by the reported abduction September 7 in Belarus of Coordination Council member Mariya Kalesnikava, Spokesman Anton Rodnenkou, and Executive Secretary Ivan Krautsou, and the attempted forced expulsion over the border to Ukraine September 8. We commend the courage of Ms. Kalesnikava and of the …

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Call for Belarus to Uphold its OSCE Election-Related Commitments and Respect Human Rights

As delivered by Deputy Secretary Stephen E. Biegun to the Special Permanent Council, Vienna August 28, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for calling this important meeting today. And it is an honor to be here with all of you. Earlier this week, I had the privilege of meeting in Vilnius with Belarusian opposition candidate Sviatlana …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: REMINDER for U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2

Location:  Ukraine Event: REMINDER: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on September 2 Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien is pleased to invite interested U.S. citizens to a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 2, at 3:30 pm.  During the Town Hall, the Consul General and consular staff will discuss consular operations, including passport appointments, absentee voting procedures, entry and exit requirements …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Readout Office Of The Spokesperson August 29, 2020 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on August 26. The Secretary extended congratulations to the people of Ukraine on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day on August 24, and emphasized that the United States will continue to …

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Deputy Secretary of State Biegun’s Meetings in Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE August 27, 2020 During his August 26-27 visit to Ukraine, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Shmyhal, Deputy Prime Minister Reznikov, and Foreign Minister Kuleba to discuss a broad range of multilateral and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

August 28, 2020 Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine bans entry to Ukraine for all foreigners  The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until October 31, 2020. The quarantine was expanded to ban discos, nightclubs, and concerts in green–zoned regions; restaurants, bars, and cafés are not allowed to work after 12 am. In addition, effective 00:01 am on August …

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Ukraine’s Independence Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 24, 2020 On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I send my congratulations to the people of Ukraine on the 29th anniversary of your nation’s independence. Our support for a free, resilient, and democratic Ukraine is unwavering. We remain fully committed to …

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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, and Austria

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE August 23, 2020 Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania; Moscow, Russia; Kyiv, Ukraine August 24–27 to meet with senior government leaders to discuss a range of regional and international issues.  Deputy Secretary Biegun will travel to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

August 13, 2020 Location:  Ukraine Event:  American Citizens Services Operations The U.S. Embassy has resumed limited online scheduling of certain American Citizens Services. At this time, applicants should schedule appointments for passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notary services directly through the  online appointment system . For emergency passport services, or if no online appointments are available, please …

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We Must All Fight Against Disinformation

By Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien August 12, 2020 As a diplomat for nearly three decades, I’ve long followed national and local news around the world to better understand the societies in which I work.  Real journalism is a vital component of any democracy, serving to educate and inform the public about its leaders and policies.  …

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Office of Global Partnerships: COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund

August 6, 2020 The Department of State and USAID have launched the  COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund with an additional $10 million in new assistance funds. The Fund has been established to strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the purpose of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

August 4, 2020 Location: Ukraine Event: Updated Adaptive Quarantine The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until August 31. Currently, Ukraine is divided into  four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red) depending on the COVID-19 situation in each region. The zones will be revised on a weekly basis.  Each zone triggers a distinct set of quarantine restrictions . Please check with local authorities regarding local …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET July 29, 2020 New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of …

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Release of the JUST Act Report

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State   July 29, 2020 On July 29, the Department of State released a report to Congress pursuant to the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017, which was adopted by Congress with broad, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump in May 2018. The JUST Act Report  highlights the important actions taken by countries …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (July 24) The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until August 31. Starting August 1, Ukraine will be divided into four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red) depending on the COVID-19 situation in each region. The Ministry of Health will assign each zone a color …

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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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Message on the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State July 22, 2020 The Welles Declaration is a proud moment in the history of U.S. foreign policy and friendship with the peoples of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Eighty years ago, the United States pointedly refused to recognize the illegal incorporation of the Baltic states into the Soviet …

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5G Clean Networks

Clean Networks is a comprehensive effort by a coalition of like-minded countries and companies to secure their critical telecommunications, cloud, data analytics, mobile apps, Internet of Things, and 5G technologies from malign actors by relying on only trusted vendors who are not subject to unjust or extra-judicial control by authoritarian governments, such as the Chinese …

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Secret Service, State Department Offer Up to $2 Million Dollar Reward for Information on Wanted International Fugitives

July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Secret Service in partnership with the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) today announced a reward of up to $1 million dollars each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two wanted international fugitives. This case marks the first instance for …

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Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program Offer for Information to Bring Ukrainian Nationals to Justice

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 22, 2020 Today, the U.S. Department of State announces rewards of up to $1 million each for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Ukrainian nationals Artem Viacheslavovich Radchenko and Oleksandr Vitalyevich Ieremenko for participating in transnational organized crime, specifically cybercrime. Cyber criminals do not …

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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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Updated Public Guidance for Section 232 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)

Media note Office of the Spokesperson July 15, 2020 Today, the Department of State updated the public guidance for Section 232 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which allows for the imposition of sanctions on persons making certain investments or engaging in certain other activities with respect to Russian energy export pipelines. …

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Illinois Army National Guard’s 33rd IBCT welcomed to JMTG-U

PRESS RELEASE by Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine Task Force Juvigny YAVORIV, Ukraine (July 15, 2020) – Task Force Illini, composed of approximately 150 Soldiers from the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Illinois Army National Guard arrived at the Combat Training Center, here, yesterday. Task Force Illini, led by Col. Clayton E. Kuetemeyer, will …

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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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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Fact Sheet Office of The Spokesperson  July 2, 2020 The U.S. Government leads the globe with $12.5 billion allocated to benefit international COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We are achieving real results, helping nations around the world respond to COVID-19 and thereby protecting the homeland. We continue to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (July 8, 2020) Location: Ukraine Event: Updated Entry and Exit Requirements The Ukrainian government has launched  Visit Ukraine Today , a new platform that provides information on the entry and exit requirements for foreign travelers who plan to visit Ukraine. The website contains information regarding observation and self-isolation requirements, medical insurance requirements …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Updated Entry and Exit Requirements The Ukrainian government has lifted the entry ban for foreigners. U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. The policy must include reimbursement of expenses related to …

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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Labor Market Risk Following COVID-19 Outbreak

June 23, 2020 The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods.  Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  The overall unemployment rate in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Extension of COVID-19 quarantine until July 31 Following several days of record increases in registered COVID-19 cases (80% rise in the past month), the government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until July 31. Quarantine levels and restrictions vary by region.  Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine guidelines. Wearing masks …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong

June 17, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin text: We, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the …

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USS Porter en route to the Black Sea

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs June 17, 2020 MEDITERRANEAN SEA — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its northbound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea June 17, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with …

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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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U.S. Department of State Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report

June 16, 2020 On June 15, 2020, the United States Department of State released the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report, which found that 76 of 141 governments reviewed by the Department met minimum requirements of fiscal transparency. Fourteen of the 65 governments that did not meet minimum requirements, including Ukraine, made significant progress during the review period. Fiscal …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Office of the Spokesperson June 15, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today [June 15] by video conference with EU High Representative Josep Borrell and EU member state foreign ministers during the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). Secretary Pompeo, High Representative Borrell, and the ministers discussed the importance …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 14, 2020) Location: Ukraine Event: Entry and Exit Requirements for Ukraine The Ukrainian government has lifted the entry ban for foreigners. U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the …

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DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

June 11, 2020 The Department of Defense announced today its plans for $250 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine – a …

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Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo June 4, 2020 The United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance for more than a half century, saving lives all over the planet. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Tickets still available for a UIA flight to Miami on June 8 Tickets are still available on Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) special flight from Kyiv to Miami on June 8.  You can only purchase tickets for the flight on UIA’s website  www.flyuia.com .  This is not a U.S. government-operated or -funded flight. The Embassy is …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 1, 2020) Location: Ukraine Event:  Gradual easing of COVID-19 quarantine The government of Ukraine has begun the gradual easing of certain COVID-19 quarantine measures under an “adaptive quarantine” plan.  Most regions have now implemented phase 3, and the following services and institutions are now open: All public transportation Hotels (excluding …

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B-1s Integrate with Ukrainian and Turkish Aircraft for First Time

Published May 29, 2020 by U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa Two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region, May 29, 2020. This marked the first time that a Bomber Task Force mission …

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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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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine  Event:  Gradual easing of COVID-19 quarantine starting on May 22 The government of Ukraine has announced the gradual easing of certain COVID-19 quarantine measures under an “adaptive quarantine” plan, according to which services and institutions will re-open in stages if  certain conditions are fulfilled , as follows: Starting on May 22: All public transportation except metro systems Hotels …

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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

May 20, 2020 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Through the generosity of the American people, our foreign assistance is saving …

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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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The United States Protects National Security and the Integrity of 5G Networks

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 15, 2020 The U.S. government today took another step to protect U.S. national security and the integrity of 5G networks by expanding the Commerce Department’s foreign direct product rule to restrict Huawei from circumventing U.S. law. We will not tolerate efforts by the Chinese Communist …

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USAID Commits Additional $1 Million to Support Ukraine’s Response to COVID-19

May 21, 2020 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed an additional $1 million to support Ukraine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This assistance, which will be provided through a Ukrainian NGO, will procure COVID-related commodities, including medical equipment and supplies. To date, the U.S. Government has committed $15.5 …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson May 19, 2020 Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American people have given more than $10 billion that will benefit the global COVID-19 response, and we continue to …

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Marking President Zelenskyy’s First Anniversary in Office

May 20, 2020 We congratulate President Zelenskyy and his administration on their first anniversary in office. At the time of President Zelenskyy’s election, the United States warmly welcomed his commitment to implement the reforms necessary to move Ukraine into a new era marked by stability, prosperity, democracy, and further integration into Europe.  We commend the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 15, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  May 20 UIA flight to New York-JFK Sold Out Tickets are no longer available for the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight from Kyiv to New York JFK airport on May 20.  The Embassy does not have information on any future flights at this time but will …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 14, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Update for May 20 UIA flight to New York-JFK Tickets are still available for a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight from Kyiv to New York JFK airport on May 20 at 10:15 am.  You can only purchase tickets for the flight on UIA’s website  www.flyuia.com .  This is …

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Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day)

Press statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 8, 2020 Edit the translation in Українська   Today we mark 75 years since the end of hostilities in Europe in the Second World War.  We pay tribute today to all those who stood up for humanity and freedom in the face of tyranny, and we honor the sacrifices of all …

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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 (May 5, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Official quarantine extended to May 22 The government of Ukraine has extended certain quarantine measures until May 22 to reduce the spread of COVID-19​.  The government announced it would likely ease the following restrictions with appropriate distancing and sanitary requirements, effective May 11: Parks, squares, …

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Update: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Response to COVID-19

May 1, 2020 Excerpts from a Statement from the Office of the Spokesperson Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States remains the largest single country …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 29, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Repatriation Flights via Amsterdam and Toronto Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has announced several repatriation flights, including to Amsterdam on May 1 and Toronto on May 5.  Connecting flights to the United States are available from those two airports.  Several flights to other European destinations are also …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 27, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: U.S. Citizen Virtual Town Hall on April 30 Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien is pleased to invite interested U.S. citizens to a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 30, at 1 pm.  She, along with the Consul General and the Country Director for the Centers for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Ukraine Event:  Ukraine International Airlines Flight to Miami on Sunday, April 26 Tickets are still available at www.flyuia.com  for the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight from Kyiv to Miami at 05:00 on April 26.  You must manually search for one-way tickets from Kyiv-KBP to Miami on April 26 using the “search flights” function.  ​This is not …

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The United States Continues Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response with More Than $270 Million in Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State April 22, 2020 For more than a half century, the United States has been the largest contributor to global health security and humanitarian assistance. Through the American people’s generosity and under the leadership of President Trump, the United States continues this outstanding record in the face of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 23, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Nationwide Quarantine Officially Extended to May 11 The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers issued an order on April 22 extending the nationwide quarantine until May 11.  All existing quarantine restrictions on trade, public transportation, and travel are still in effect. Visit our Embassy  webpage   for …

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U.S.-Ukraine Partnership to Reduce Biological Threats

April 22, 2020 The U.S. Embassy would like to set the record straight regarding disinformation spreading in some circles in Ukraine that mirrors Russian disinformation regarding the strong U.S.-Ukrainian partnership to reduce biological threats. Here in Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program works with the Ukrainian Government to consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 21, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event:  Flights to the United States on April 22 and April 26 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 22 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 19, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Additional Flights to the United States The Embassy still has space available on the April 22 charter flight from Kyiv to Washington-Dulles.  Passengers who have previously indicated their interest in this flight have received emails from the Embassy with additional details and confirming their seat …

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Message to the Faithful of the Orthodox Churches

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State April 18, 2020 Susan and I send you Easter greetings and wish you the joy of this Blessed Season.  Although churches around the globe have been empty recently, the faith of believers fills the world each and every day.  May your faith strengthen your hope as well …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 18, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Additional Flights to the United States The Embassy has confirmed that the Department of State charter flight for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to Washington-Dulles will depart Kyiv for Washington-Dulles on Wednesday, April 22, and tickets are now available at  www.flyuia.com  for the Ukrainian International Airlines …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 17, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Poor Air Quality in Kyiv Region Due to high winds and forest fires in Zhytomyr region and the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, Kyiv is experiencing elevated levels of air pollution and the Kyiv authorities have recommended that citizens limit their outdoor activities, especially at night and …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 17, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: Additional Flights to the United States The Embassy has identified two additional repatriation flight opportunities for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: a Department of State charter flight to Washington-Dulles on either April 21 or 22 and a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight to Miami …

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Updated: U.S. Assistance to Fight COVID-19

UPDATE: The United States is Continuing to Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson April 16, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from the American …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 14, 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 Airport …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 13, 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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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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December 26, 2019 Prosecutor General, thank you very much for the opportunity to be here. It’s a great honor for me and us to be here to see this major reform that you have undertaken. And it’s not just a major reform, it is the major reform; it is the most — the broadest, deepest, widest, most …

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December 19, 2019 Thank you, Chief. So I’m very, very pleased to be here with you today. I’m very pleased that the United States can help sponsor this competition, the new face of the Border Guard. Chief, you have led the way here.  Congratulations on this kind of an experience. And congratulations to the people …

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December 5, 2019 Good evening.  Andy, thank you very much, that was delightful.  I’m honored to be here.  I’m humbled by your introductions, so thank you very much.  I want to reinforce what Andy just said about the embassy team that is here to work with all of you and they are sitting right here.  …

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December 3, 2019 Duzhe dyakuyu.  Dobryi den.  [Thank you.  Good day.]  So I’m very pleased to represent the United States at this conference dedicated to the women in law enforcement.  We’re very pleased to join our Canadian, United Nations, other colleagues in all the work that the Ministry of Interior is doing in this area. …

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December 2, 2019 Chief Klymenko, congratulations, thank you very much for inviting us here.  We are very pleased to be here at this transfer ceremony for these 88 vehicles. This is the latest in a long series of cooperative measures, Chief, that we are working [on] with the police of Ukraine, together with the United …

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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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November 26, 2019 Kyiv, Ukraine Dobriy vechir. [Good evening.]  I’m Bill Taylor, I’m very glad to meet you and welcome you here to this great performance that you’re about to hear.  It’s a great, great opportunity to have Ukrainians and Americans teaming up in a musical performance for you. The National Presidential Orchestra here is …

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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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November 14, 2019 Minister Zahorodnyuk, Admiral Voronchenko, Admiral Kabanenko, I want to thank you, first of all, for inviting me to speak this morning.  I also want to thank Deputy Minister Petrenko and Admiral [inaudible] for joining us here for this conference, the third international Maritime Security Conference. I’m proud that the United States has supported this …

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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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October 29, 2019 Thank you, Denis. Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m really pleased to be here for the launch of 1991 in Mariupol. And I’m really pleased that it’s not only USAID supporting this great effort. We had the Prime Minister here earlier, we had — the President came and toured the center earlier, as well. …

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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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Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Pennington at a U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band Concert in Kyiv

October 19, 2019 Good evening, everyone. It’s an incredible pleasure for me to join all of you here tonight for this Music of Freedom concert presented by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band in collaboration with members of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic, soloists of the National Presidential Orchestra, and eastern …

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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Pennington’s Remarks at the English Access Microscholarship Program 10-Year Anniversary Event

October 18, 2019 Thank you very much, Tim, for that kind introduction. Now, all that means —  I’ve served in all of those places, which means I’m very old. [laughter]  But welcome to all of you, especially to our Access students, teachers, parents.  I’m very pleased to be here this afternoon to celebrate Access’ 10th anniversary in …

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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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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 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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The USAFE Band Tour of Ukraine 2019

October 7, 2019 From October 9th to 19th, Ukraine will host performances of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band in collaboration with the National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine. The USAFE Band Tour of Ukraine 2019 is a series of cultural events that strengthen the diplomatic partnership of the United States of America and …

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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 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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Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Phone Call With the President of Ukraine

September 18, 2019 The Vice President spoke by phone today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to follow up on their productive September 1 meeting in Warsaw and discussed President Trump’s upcoming meeting with President Zelenskyy next week at the UN General Assembly in New York.  The Vice President reiterated the United States’ unwavering commitment to …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko

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Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent

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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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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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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

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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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Ukraine’s Independence Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State  August 24, 2019 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate all Ukrainians on the 28th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The United States remains steadfast in its support for a prosperous, democratic, and free Ukraine, secure within its internationally recognized borders including the occupied districts of the Donbas and …

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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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U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty on August 2, 2019

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the treaty takes effect today because Russia failed to return to full …

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Remarks by Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker at a Press Conference in Kyiv

July 27, 2019 Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor: Everybody knows Kurt Volker, Ambassador Volker, I’m going to say very little except that it’s great to have him here, we welcome him every time we can get him into this country. He’s very well-known and so needs no further introduction. Kurt, welcome. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations …

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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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Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON July 23, 2019 We congratulate the Ukrainian people on this weekend’s peaceful and historic parliamentary elections, which delivered a clear result and underscored Ukrainians’ commitment to democratic ideals.  We welcome the OSCE’s preliminary conclusion that the elections took place with overall respect …

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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 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 Vice Admiral Lisa M. Franchetti at Sea Breeze 2019 in Odesa, Ukraine

Press Conference at Sea Breeze 2019 in Odesa, Ukraine Sunday, July 7, 2019 It’s great to be with you in beautiful Odesa, on this very special Navy Day. And it’s wonderful to have an opportunity to return to Ukraine after several years.  In 2012, I visited Kyiv and Sevastopol, while I was serving as the …

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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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Statement from Ian Steff, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, on Trip to Kyiv, Ukraine

June 25, 2019 On June 25, a U.S. Government delegation consisting of Ian Steff, Performing the Non-Exclusive Functions and Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Global Markets at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration; Joseph F. Uddo III, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Innovation and Market Development at the Department of Energy; and Todd …

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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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U.S. and Ukraine Sign Memorandum on Conventional Weapons Stockpile Management

June 25, 2019 Today [June 25], the United States and Ukraine signed a new memorandum of understanding on Conventional Weapons Stockpile Management.  Signed by Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper and Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs Acting Director of the Directorate of International Security Ruslan Nimchynskyi, the memorandum sets out a …

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DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

The Department of Defense announced today [June 18] plans to provide $250 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to build the capacity of Ukraine’s armed forces. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine and will bring total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine …

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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 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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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien at the U.S. – Ukraine Cook-Off

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Comments to the Press by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Following President Zelenskyy’s Inauguration

May 20, 2019 Senator, Ambassadors — we have a small but very significant group of people from the United States who have come to this historic [event].  Senator Ron Johnson and Ambassador Sondland of the EU, representing the United States in the EU. It was said a number of times – had we had a …

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Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Pennington At the Launch of the UBER Shuttle Pilot in Kyiv

May 14, 2019 Thank you very much. I am delighted to welcome the launch of the UBER Shuttle Pilot, an important addition to Kyiv’s mobility ecosystem. This investment from our point of view means two things: first of all it demonstrates the strong commitment of U.S. business to Ukraine. Second, it strengthens Ukraine’s image as …

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Opening Remarks by U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combatting Anti-Semitism Elan Carr

Kyiv Jewish Forum May 6, 2019 It is such a pleasure to be here. First of all, let me apologize for my lateness.  I am here directly from Israel. I was supposed to arrive last night.  But apropos to the subject of anti-Semitism, some 600 rockets have been fired into Israeli civilian areas — which …

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Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr Travels to Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Hungary, and Belgium

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 30, 2019 Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr will travel to Europe and Israel May 1-15. From May 1-5, Special Envoy Carr will be a member of the U.S. delegation attending the International March for the Living, held in Poland and Israel. The …

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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at a Women of Courage Reception in Honor of Kateryna Handziuk

April 24, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Good evening! Доброго вeчора всім! Thank you for joining me tonight to celebrate Ukraine’s women of courage. Some of you may know that Mrs. Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and others marked International Women’s Day in Washington, D.C. with a ceremony to announce the recipients of our annual International Women of Courage Award. …

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Russia’s Decision to Grant Expedited Citizenship to Residents of Russia-controlled Eastern Ukraine

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 24, 2019 The United States condemns today’s decision by President Putin to provide expedited Russian citizenship to Ukrainians living in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine. Russia, through this highly provocative action, is intensifying its assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Putin’s decision creates a serious obstacle …

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Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 22, 2019 The United States congratulates President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskyy on his victory in the Ukrainian presidential elections. We also congratulate the Ukrainian people on holding elections that reflect Ukraine’s vibrant democracy five years after the 2014 Revolution of Dignity and after five years of unrelenting Russian …

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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) Observers Briefing

April 19, 2019 TRANSCRIPT It is such a pleasure to be back here three weeks later for round two, or right before round two, with all of you from ENEMO. We are so appreciative of the diverse, independent, and professional group that ENEMO always fields for Ukrainian and other elections. As you probably know — …

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Statement on PrivatBank

April 18, 2019 In 2016 Ukraine’s international partners supported the decision of the government and the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) to nationalize PrivatBank, at the request of former owners, as the only effective method of protecting the bank’s depositors – the Ukrainian people and businesses – and the stability of the financial system. While …

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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Kyiv Security Forum

April 11, 2019 Hi everybody! It is such a pleasure to be here today at the Kyiv Security Forum.  And it’s not actually a speech, it’s just a quick introduction to [Ambassador Kurt Volker’s] video presentation. I want to say that it is an honor to be here, though, at the Kyiv Security Forum, because …

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Remarks by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at High Anti-Corruption Court Orientation Program

April 1, 2019 Good morning, all! I am thrilled to be here today, on this day, to help launch the High Anti-Corruption Court orientation program. And I want to say hello to all of our distinguished panelists here today, as well as everybody else. But especially, I want to say hello to the new judges …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch to the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) Observation Mission

March 29, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Hello everybody! It is such a pleasure to be here and to welcome all of the ENEMO representatives and monitors, whether you’re short-term or long-term.  We know it’s an energetic and diverse group from all over Europe.  And so, I just want to give you a very warm welcome to Kyiv …

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Appointment of Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik as Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2019 The United States welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik of Turkey as Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). As the OSCE marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the SMM, we recognize the crucial visibility it provides …

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Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 15, 2019 Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed sanctions …

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Treasury Sanctions Russia over Continued Aggression in Ukraine

March 15, 2019 OFAC takes action in partnership with the EU and Canada Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine.  Today’s action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at IT Handover Ceremony to Ukrainian Armed Forces

March 12, 2019 This is really a great day, and I think it’s a great symbol of our wonderful partnership. Since Ukraine declared independence in 1991, and throughout the recent challenges caused by Russia’s war against Ukraine, the U.S. has steadfastly supported Ukraine as Ukraine defends its sovereignty and territorial integrity. And since 2014, the …

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Press Releases: The United States Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela by Targeting Russia-Based Bank

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 11, 2019 Today, the United States sanctioned Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russia and Venezuela. With this action, we are targeting a financial institution involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that prolong Maduro’s usurpation of democracy. As Maduro’s isolation grows, so do his desperate …

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Remarks by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale at a Press Conference in Kyiv

March 7, 2019 Again, good morning, thank you for joining us. I’m visiting Ukraine today to offer once again reassurance of America’s steadfast support for the Ukrainian people, the Ukrainian institutions, as it faces many challenges today. On a personal note, I last visited Kyiv 22 years ago, and I have seen tremendous progress in …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch on the Occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center’s Founding

March 5, 2019 Hi, everybody.  Natalia, thank you, and it’s really an honor and a pleasure to be here to celebrate UCMC’s fifth anniversary. I think that’s an important milestone, and you noted the many friends — and there are many more American friends of Ukraine — who have spoken here at UCMC, and I’m …

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Serbia, and Kosovo

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 4, 2019 On March 4, Under Secretary Hale will arrive in London where he will engage U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director General for Consular and Security Philip Barton, Director General for Political Affairs Richard Moore, and Deputy National Security Advisor Christian Turner on issues of …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at a Media Literacy Event at America House

March 1, 2019 Thank you, Mary.   I am very glad to be here today. I am pleased to welcome the participants from all over Ukraine to our nationwide “fact-hunting” activity. The global media landscape is experiencing a revolution.  Social media has changed the way people get information and understand the world. That’s why it’s more important than …

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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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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Project Launch

February 28, 2019 TRANSCRIPT So, I just want to say how pleased I am to be here. You guys clapped when we got onto the stage, but really, I think the applause should go to all of you for participating in what is a really important program – Tomorrow’s Lawyer. And we are so proud …

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Press Releases: Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2019 Five years ago, Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula fueled an escalation of Russian aggression. Russia attempted to upend the international order, undermined basic human freedoms, and weakened our common security. The world has not forgotten the cynical lies Russia employed to …

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Remarks by U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Ambassador Kurt Volker

U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Ambassador Kurt Volker at the 5th International Forum “Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance” February 27, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Good morning, Prime Minister. Thank you.  Thank you very much. Five years and one week ago today, we saw the appearance of men in green uniforms in Crimea, the little green men, …

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Ambassador of the United States to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, at a Press Conference on the Occasion of the Visit of the USS Donald Cook

February 26, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Thank you Ambassador Volker, Commander Powell, Ambassador Yovanovitch. I’m Gordon Sondland, President Trump’s Ambassador to the European Union, and I am here for a very, very important reason. We’re here today to show unity and support with our partners, our friends, and our brothers and sisters in the European Union toward …

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U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Ambassador Kurt Volker at a Press Conference on the Occasion of the Visit of the USS Donald Cook

February 26, 2019 TRANSCRIPT I am absolutely delighted to be here.  And I want to thank especially the sailors of the United States Navy, Commander Powell, his senior team that is here, who have brought the USS Donald Cook for this ship visit. This magnificent ship is a symbol of U.S. determination to contribute to …

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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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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Opening of the American Independent Film Festival in Kyiv

February 21, 2018 Good evening!  Welcome to the American Independent Film Festival. I hope everybody is as excited as I am! And I want to thank Anna for putting together a really impressive program. I just want to say that over the next six days, I think Ukrainian audiences are going to see the very …

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Remarks at the UN General Assembly’s 67th Plenary Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City February 20, 2019 As Delivered The United States would like to thank the President of the General Assembly for hosting today’s important meeting, and welcome President Poroshenko. Thank you for joining us today. Five years ago, the world bore witness …

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USS Donald Cook en route to the Black Sea

February 19, 2019 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea Feb. 19, 2019, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region. The …

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Remarks at Dragon Capital Annual Investor Conference by U.S. Embassy Economic Counselor JP Schutte

February 12, 2019  Thank you.  I heard the cheers of welcome, or I think it was a groan of disappointment, but I’m very happy to be here. It’s been real pleasure to sit here all morning.  But I am delivering the message that the Ambassador wanted very much for the people who are attending here today …

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Girls Empowerment Soccer Camp Program Overview

The Sports Visitor Program is a two-week sports-based international exchange program that introduces participants to American excellence, leadership, and best practices in sports – from community-based recreational youth play to professional leagues. Youth will celebrate the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the field with American peers while learning about the history of Title IX …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at American Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Appreciation Reception

February 5, 2019 Well, it is absolutely thrilling to be here with President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman, Andy, and Lena.  And it’s a real pleasure to be here with everybody who is here tonight, especially at the Annual Membership Appreciation Reception.  Because it gives me a chance – on behalf of the U.S. government and …

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Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC February 4, 2019 We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened by …

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Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

February 1, 2019 For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad.  Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and begin the process of withdrawing …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the “Six Million Hearts” Memorial Ceremony

January 30, 2019 Kyiv City Hall Every year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United Nations urges every member state to look towards history and to honor the six million lives lost during a period of unparalleled depravity and inhumanity. As the 20th century recedes further into history, our commitment to the preservation of the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Budget Transparency Gala Award Ceremony

January 29, 2019 President Hotel, Kyiv Hi!  Nobody is more excited to be in this auditorium than I am.  And especially with that music.  I feel like I should pump my fist up in the air, because it’s just such a thrill to be here! All of you are actively involved in the decentralization process, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy

January 28, 2019 Ukrainian Leadership Academy Thanks, Roman. I am thrilled to be here. The last time I was here was for graduation, so I look forward to coming back when all of you graduate. But in the meantime I really appreciate you taking time out of your studies to spend an hour with me …

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Declaration of Ukrainian Autocephaly

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC January 10, 2019 The January 6th announcement of autocephaly for an independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine marks a historic achievement as Ukraine seeks to chart its own future. On this momentous occasion, the United States reiterates its unwavering support for a sovereign, independent Ukraine. The …

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Press Releases: Increasing U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine’s Navy

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 21, 2018 In response to Russia’s dangerous escalation and unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait, the Department of State, subject to Congressional approval, will provide an additional $10 million in Foreign Military Financing to further build Ukraine’s naval capabilities. We …

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Press Releases: Sanctions Announcement on Russia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2018 Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Specifically, the State Department added 12 individuals and entities to the List of Specified Persons (LSP) pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s …

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Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Metropolitan Epifaniy

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 18, 2018 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with newly elected head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Metropolitan Epifaniy today to underscore U.S. support for religious freedom and Ukrainian sovereignty. The Secretary encouraged respect for …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Opening of the PRAVOKATOR Legal Club in Kyiv

Thank you very much! It’s really such a pleasure to be here for the opening of the 5th Free Legal Aid Center. And I’d like to start with congratulating the Minister and the team of the Ministry of Justice for the Free Legal Aid Coordination Center, as I really think this is a critical step …

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Press Releases: Establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 17, 2018 The United States congratulates Metropolitan Epifaniy on his election as head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. The establishment of the Church was a historic moment for Ukraine. The United States maintains unwavering support for Ukraine and respects the freedom to worship unhindered by outside …

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Press Releases: On EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 15, 2018 The United States welcomes recent steps by the EU and its Member States to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine. The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the construction of …

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Winter Holiday Season Instagram Trivia Giveaway

Enter now to find out how much you know about winter holiday traditions across different cultures and win a gift bag from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine! How to Enter From December 11 to December 27, 2018 we will post a distorted or obfuscated image of a well-known holiday season traditional object followed by a …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper’s Remarks at the Ukrainian Women’s Congress

Kyiv, Ukraine December 7, 2018 Thank you so much.  It really is an honor to be here addressing this group on this important topic.  And I have to say, I find myself very inspired to be with such a dynamic and impressive group of women. I’ve had the pleasure to welcome some of you to my office …

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DOD Statement on Open Skies Flight Over Ukraine

Immediate Release December 6, 2018 Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.‎ The United States is resolute in our support for the security of European nations. Russia’s unprovoked attack on …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual General Membership Meeting

Kyiv, Ukraine December 6, 2018 As Delivered Hello everybody! It’s really a pleasure to be here with you this evening. And I want to thank Andy and the great team at AmCham for the wonderful relationship that we enjoy not only with AmCham, but that we enjoy with all of you as well. And I …

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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 Secretary Pompeo at the German Marshall Fund

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction.  Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today.  It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Recent Events near Kerch Strait

November 30, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, express our utmost concern about Russia’s actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait and surrounding waters, ‎which have dangerously …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at World AIDS Day Commemoration

Kyiv, Ukraine November 30, 2018  As Delivered Hello everybody! It’s really an honor to join everybody here today to commemorate World AIDS Day. And thank you, especially to 100% Life for organizing such a significant event. And I want to thank everybody else who is here on a very cold Friday morning to bring awareness …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at MJC Diplomatic Academy

Kyiv, Ukraine November 29, 2018 As Delivered I appreciate being here today and I understand that you’ve made some good progress, but I did just want to note that I think this MJC comes at a critical moment in Ukraine’s struggle for independence and the development of its military forces. I think the senior U.S. …

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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at Maritime Security Conference

November 29, 2018 AS DELIVERED Доброго ранку! Hello everybody. I want to thank you for inviting me here today and I want to thank the organizers for hosting this conference at what turns out to be a very critical moment. The events of November 25th lend an added sense of urgency to Ukraine’s Naval Strategy. …

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Condemning Russia’s Provocative Actions in the Kerch Strait against the Ukrainian Navy

RES. 709 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 27, 2018 Mr. Johnson (for himself, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Barrasso, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Portman, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Markey, Mr. Cotton, and Mr. Moran) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations RESOLUTION Condemning Russia’s provocative actions in the Kerch Strait against the Ukrainian navy. Whereas, on November 24, 2018, Ukraine …

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Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Poroshenko

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 26, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty …

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Press Releases: Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC November 26, 2018 The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, …

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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City November 26, 2018 Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past four years, …

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Marking the 85th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson November 23, 2018 This month we join Ukrainians around the world in marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, when millions of innocent Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death by the regime of Josef Stalin.  The Soviet Union’s barbaric seizure …

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Commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine 1932-1933

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Heritage Foundation Forum Washington, DC November 15, 2018 Thank you for the kind introduction, Michael. It really is an honor to be here and see so many friends, Ukrainian and American friends, and to be here alongside Foreign Minister Klimkin, Ambassador Chalyy, Senator Portman. And …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin Statements to the Press

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 16, 2018 Treaty Room Washington, D.C. SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s my honor today to welcome Minister Klimkin to Washington to breathe new life into the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission and to reaffirm our unwavering support for a democratic Ukraine. It’s good …

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Joint Statement on U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2018 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Ukraine on the occasion of the 2018 U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission Meeting in Washington, DC. Begin text: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ukrainian Foreign …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 16, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin as part of the U.S. – Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission. The two leaders expressed their mutual concern over Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, occupation of …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Pamela Tremont’s Remarks at a Vehicle Transfer Ceremony for the Counter Narcotics Department of the National Police of Ukraine

November 16, 2018 Chief Kniazev, Deputy Chief Abroskin, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me here today to celebrate another milestone in our cooperation. I would like to congratulate the participants seated before us for having successfully completed the three-week Advanced Narcotics Investigations training. The work that you do is not only important for …

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Launch U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Energy Dialogue

November 12, 2018 Kyiv, Ukraine Today, Ukrainian President Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry launched the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Energy Dialogue, which will facilitate closer cooperation between the United States and Ukraine both in the government and private sector. The United States and Ukraine have successfully implemented a number of energy projects and initiatives …

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Condemning Sham “Elections” in Russia-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 12, 2018 The United States joins our European Allies and partners in condemning the November 11 sham “elections” in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine. Yesterday’s illegitimate processes were an attempt by Moscow to institutionalize its Donbas proxies, the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” These entities have no …

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Joint Statement of the United States Department of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Joint Statement of the United States Department of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Concerning Extension of the Operational Safety Enhancements, Risk Reduction Measures and Nuclear Safety Regulation for Civil Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine Agreement The United States Department of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Recognizing the Multilateral Nuclear …

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