Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 17, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on continued U.S. support for Ukraine’s defense needs, as well as Ukraine’s plans for the second Crimea Platform summit on August 23 and its Independence …

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Additional U.S. Contribution to the World Food Programme

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 16, 2022 We announced today that, through USAID’s continued partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the U.S. Government will contribute more than $68 million to support the procurement, transport, and storage of up to 150,000 metric tons of Ukrainian wheat to address acute food insecurity. …

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov

AUG. 16, 2022 Attributed to Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to discuss Ukraine’s immediate and long-term security assistance needs. Minister Reznikov provided an update on the dynamics on the battlefield in Ukraine. The leaders also discussed planning for the …

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$89 Million in New U.S. Humanitarian Demining Assistance for Ukraine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 9, 2022 On August 9 the Department announced its intention to provide $89 million of FY 2022 funding to help the Government of Ukraine address the urgent humanitarian challenges posed by explosive remnants of war created by Russia’s brutal war of aggression. Russia’s unlawful and unprovoked further invasion …

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$1 Billion in New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN August 8, 2022 Nearly six months into the unprovoked and brutal assault on Ukraine, Russia continues its destruction of Ukrainian towns and villages. President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the Ukrainian people as …

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The United States Contributes $4.5 Billion to Support the Government of Ukraine

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release August 8, 2022 PRESS RELEASE The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine to help …

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov

August 3, 2022 Acting Press Secretary Todd Breasseale provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov. Secretary Austin again underscored the U.S. commitment to support Ukraine’s ability to counter Russia’s war of aggression, as reaffirmed most recently by the announcement of an additional $550 …

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Imposing Additional Costs on Russia for its Continued War against Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 2, 2022 As Ukrainians continue to valiantly defend their homeland in the face of President Putin’s brutal war, Russia’s elite are running massive revenue-generating companies and funding their own opulent lifestyles outside of Russia.  Today, the United States is taking additional actions to ensure that the …

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Worldwide Caution

Caution August 2, 2022 Worldwide Cautions provide U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that occur abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. This version replaces the …

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Readout of Advisor Sullivan, Secretary Blinken, and Gen. Milley’s Call with Ukrainian Counterparts

Readout of National Security Advisor Sullivan, Secretary of State Blinken, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley’s Call with Ukrainian Counterparts AUGUST 01, 2022 Today, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley held a joint call with Head of the …

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $550 Million in New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 1, 2022 More than five months into Russia’s brutal and unprovoked assault the people of Ukraine inspire the world as they defend their country and their freedom. The United States continues to stand with Allies and partners from more than 50 countries in providing vital security …

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$270 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

IMMEDIATE RELEASE $270 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine JULY 22, 2022 Attributed to Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale: Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $270 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes President Biden’s announcement of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $175 million, as …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting With Ukraine’s First Lady Zelenska

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 18, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, in Washington, D.C.  The Secretary emphasized the United States’ comprehensive and enduring commitment to support Ukraine’s victory in Russia’s unjust and unprovoked war.  The Secretary …

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The United States Announces $100 Million Ukraine Agriculture Resilience Initiative (AGRI) – Ukraine

For Immediate Release July 18, 2022 PRESS RELEASE The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has established a $100 million Agriculture Resilience Initiative (AGRI) – Ukraine, to bolster Ukrainian agriculture exports and to help alleviate the global food security crisis exacerbated by Putin’s brutal war on Ukraine. AGRI-Ukraine will target Ukraine’s …

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Two Week Closure of Korczowa/Krakovets Polish Border Crossing Starting Monday, July 18

Location: Ukraine  Event: According to Polish Border Guard officials, passenger vehicles traveling west to Poland from Ukraine will not be allowed entry at the Korczowa/Krakovets for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, July 18 due to construction.  We recommend that passenger vehicles use the Medyka border crossing point to transit into Poland from Ukraine. Passenger vehicle and truck …

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Russia’s “Filtration” Operations, Forced Disappearances, and Mass Deportations of Ukrainian Citizens 

Press Statement For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken July 13, 2022 On the eve of the Ukraine Accountability Conference, the United States calls on Russia to immediately halt its systematic “filtration” operations and forced deportations in Russian-controlled and held areas of Ukraine.  The unlawful transfer and deportation of protected persons is a grave …

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The United States Contributes $1.7 Billion To Support The Government Of Ukraine

Press Release For Immediate Release July 12, 2022 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, provided an additional $1.7 billion to the Government of Ukraine, as part of President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy to provide Ukraine with direct budgetary aid. This …

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$400 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 8, 2022 Attributed to Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale: Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $400 million to meet critical needs for Ukraine’s fight. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s fifteenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for …

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$400 million in New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 9, 2022 The Ukrainian people continue to courageously defend their nation in the face of Russia’s unlawful and unprovoked invasion. The United States salutes their bravery, and we will stand by them as long as it takes. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am …

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Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 9, 2022 I announced earlier today that the United States is providing nearly $368 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support those affected by Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine. To date, more than11 million people– over a quarter of Ukraine’s population – have been forced to flee their …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 6, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.  They discussed the upcoming G20 Foreign Minister meeting in Bali and the outcomes from the G7 and NATO summits, which underscored firm Allied and partner …

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Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

Immediate Release July 5, 2022 The United States has committed approximately $7.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $6.9 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24. On July 1, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $820 million in additional security assistance for …

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The United States Contributes $1.3 Billion to Support the Government of Ukraine

For Immediate Release Thursday, June 30, 2022 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provided $1.3 billion in direct budget support to the Government of Ukraine, facilitated by the World Bank, in alignment with President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy that the United States intends to provide the Ukrainian government with …

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov

June 29, 2022 Department of Defense Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Anton T. Semelroth provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov to reaffirm the enduring commitment of the United States and our Allies and partners to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to counter Russian aggression, as demonstrated …

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President Biden and G7 Leaders Announce Further Efforts to Counter Putin’s Attack on Food Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 28, 2022 FACT SHEETBiden-Harris Administration is Driving a Multi-Pronged Response to Global Food Security Crisis President Biden and G7 leaders will announce that they will contribute $4.5 billion to address global food security, over half of which will come from the United States. President Biden will announce $2.76 billion in additional U.S. …

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Targeting Russia’s War Machine, Sanctions Evaders, Military Units

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 28, 2022 Targeting Russia’s War Machine, Sanctions Evaders, Military Units Implicated in Human Rights Abuses, and Officials Involved in Suppression of Dissent The United States reaffirms our commitment to working alongside our allies and partners to further impose …

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FACT SHEET: The United States Continues to Strengthen Cooperation with G7 on 21st Century Challenges

The United States Continues to Strengthen Cooperation with G7 on 21st Century Challenges, including those Posed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) June 28, 2022 Today President Biden met with G7 leaders to strengthen our cooperation on economic issues, cyberspace and quantum, and other 21st century challenges, including those posed by China to our workers, companies, and national security. The G7, representing over 50% of the world economy, is …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken During the Uniting for Global Food Security Conference

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE THE FEDERAL FOREIGN OFFICE BERLIN, GERMANY JUNE 24, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Annalena, thank you so much.  I guess our mail service was working better maybe than some of the colleagues, but I really want to thank you and thank Germany, for bringing us all together here in this place …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and G7 to Take Further Action to Support Ukraine and Hold the Russian Federation Accountable

June 27, 2022 In Germany today, President Biden will meet with G7 leaders and President Zelenskyy to continue delivering on our unwavering, unified commitment to support Ukraine and build on our unprecedented sanctions to hold President Putin accountable.  The G7 will issue a statement of support for Ukraine, which will include significant new sanctions commitments …

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U.S. Department of Defense Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

June 24, 2022 The United States has committed approximately $6.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $6.1 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24. On June 23, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance …

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Joint Statement on the LGBTIQ Pride Month in Ukraine

June 25, 2022 Sent on behalf of the Embassies of Australia, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine. On the occasion of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Pride Month, we express our unwavering …

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$450 Million Drawdown of New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 23, 2022 Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our thirteenth drawdown of arms and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine’s defense since August 2021, of up to $450 million. This authorization will bring total U.S. security assistance to Ukraine …

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Visits Ukraine

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Visits Ukraine, Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Help Identify, Apprehend, and Prosecute Individuals Involved in War Crimes and Atrocities Garland meets with Ukrainian Prosecutor General; Announces Counselor for War Crimes Accountability “There is no hiding place for …

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$1 Billion of New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 15, 2022 Today, we announced an additional $1 billion in additional military assistance for Ukraine.  Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I am authorizing our twelfth drawdown of arms and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories for Ukraine’s defense since August 2021, …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Support for Ukraine and Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 15, 2022 This morning, I spoke with President Zelenskyy to discuss Russia’s brutal and ongoing war against Ukraine. I reaffirmed my commitment that the United States will stand by Ukraine as it defends its democracy and support its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unprovoked Russian aggression. I informed President Zelenskyy …

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The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTOffice of Press Relations For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Today, President Joe Biden announced that the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $225 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Ukraine amid Russia’s unprovoked war that has pushed 12 million people …

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One Hundred Days of the Kremlin’s War Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 3, 2022 In the one hundred days since Russian President Putin ordered his forces to further invade Ukraine, the world has seen the courage and determination of the people of Ukraine as they fight for their country. …

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FACT SHEET: United States Takes Further Actions to Counter Sanctions Evasion by Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 2, 2022 The United States, alongside over 30 partners around the world, has imposed unprecedented sanctions and export controls to hold President Putin to account for his war against Ukraine, restrict Russia’s access to critical technology it needs to fund its war machine, and turn Russia into a global financial pariah. The Russian …

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$700 Million Drawdown of New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 1, 2022 In the three months since it launched its unprovoked and brutal further invasion of Ukraine, Russia has consistently failed to meet its strategic objectives.  The Kremlin has succeeded only in devastating communities, brutalizing civilians, disrupting …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Additional Security Assistance to Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2022 The people of Ukraine continue to inspire the world with their courage and resolve as they fight bravely to defend their country and their democracy against Russian aggression. The United States will stand with our Ukrainian partners and continue to provide Ukraine with weapons and equipment to defend itself.   Today, …

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President Biden on Staying the Course in Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 31, 2022 New York Times: OPINION –  President Biden: What America Will and Will Not Do in Ukraine The invasion Vladimir Putin thought would last days is now in its fourth month. The Ukrainian people surprised Russia and inspired the world with their sacrifice, grit and battlefield success. The free world and many other nations, led by the United States, rallied to Ukraine’s …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine: Information for U.S. Citizens in Ukraine

Location: Ukraine Event: The security situation throughout Ukraine continues to be violent and unpredictable due to ongoing military attacks by Russia, with active fighting in country and uncertain safety conditions. Avoid large gatherings and organized events as they may serve as Russian military targets anywhere in Ukraine, including its western regions. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT May 27, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss continued U.S. security assistance to Ukraine as it defends its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the …

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The European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom establish the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) for Ukraine

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. May 25, 2022 Today, the European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced the creation of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA), a mechanism aimed at ensuring efficient coordination of their respective support to accountability efforts on the ground. The ACA will reinforce …

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Joint humanitarian statement on the protection of civilians in Ukraine

Joint humanitarian statement on the protection of civilians in Ukraine by Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, European Union, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America May 24, 2022 Today marks three months since the start of the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion on Ukraine on 24th February. In this time, thousands have lost …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 24, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to follow up on their May 15 meeting in Berlin.  The two leaders discussed ongoing diplomatic efforts to address the consequences of Russia’s unprovoked and …

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$100 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 19, 2022 For nearly 12 weeks, Russia has waged its unprovoked and brutal war against Ukraine, its sovereignty, its territorial integrity, and its people.  Beaten back from its failed attempt to seize Kyiv, Russia continues a grinding offensive across Ukraine’s south and east.  Ukraine’s courageous defense forces remain …

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Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 18, 2022 Three months ago, we lowered our flag over the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, just days before Russian forces streamed across Ukraine’s border to carry out President Putin’s unprovoked, unjustified war of choice.  When we suspended operations at the embassy, we made the point …

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Promoting Accountability for War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 17, 2022 The U.S. Department of State is announcing the launch of a new Conflict Observatory to capture, analyze, and make widely available evidence of Russia-perpetrated war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine.  The program encompasses the documentation, verification, and dissemination of open-source evidence regarding the actions of …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine, Information for U.S. Citizens with Ukrainian Family Members

Location: Ukraine   Event: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program, Uniting for Ukraine Guidance for U.S. Citizens  The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created over 6 million Ukrainian refugees.  Ukrainians worldwide are seeking means to find safety, security, and stability.  On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a process to provide Ukrainian citizens who …

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Attribution of Russia’s Malicious Cyber Activity Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 10, 2022 The United States is joining with allies and partners to condemn Russia’s destructive cyber activities against Ukraine.  In the months leading up to and after Russia’s illegal further invasion began, Ukraine experienced a series of …

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Remarks by President Biden at Signing of S. 3522, The “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act Of 2022”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 9, 2022 Oval Office 3:08 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, welcome, folks.  Today I’m joined by Senator Cardin — Ben Cardin; Elissa Slotkin; and the Congresswoman Victoria Spatz — Spartz, excuse me, who — I was just talking to her about still having family back in Ukraine.  God love you.   I — we’re going …

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FACT SHEET: United States and G7 Partners Impose Severe Costs for Putin’s War Against Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2022 President Biden and G7 Leaders Meet with President Zelenskyy to Continue our Efforts to Support Ukraine and Build on our Unprecedented Sanctions and Export Controls Today, President Biden and G7 Leaders met with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine to reinforce our shared commitment to strengthen Ukraine’s position on the battlefield and …

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G7 Leaders’ Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2022 Today, on 8 May, we, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), alongside Ukraine and the wider global community, commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation from fascism and the National Socialist reign of terror, which caused immeasurable destruction, unspeakable horrors and human …

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Targeting Russia’s Financial, Defense, and Marine Sectors and Promoting Accountability for Russian and Belarusian Military Officials

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN May 8, 2022 As President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified war enters its fourth month, the United States recognizes the staggering human toll of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.  Civilian casualties continue to mount, as do widespread reports of war …

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Speech by CDA Kristina Kvien on Return to Lviv

Lviv May 2, 2022 Hello, everyone!  I am so happy to be back in Ukraine! This is my first trip back since Russia’s assault started on February 24.  Two days before Russia launched its horrific attack on Ukraine, I stood here in this square and said that President Putin’s “flagrant disrespect for international laws and norms would …

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FACT SHEET: White House Calls on Congress to Provide Additional Support for Ukraine

The White House April 28, 2022 The assistance the Biden-Harris Administration has provided to Ukraine to date has made a significant difference on the battlefield, helping Ukrainians defend their country and win the battle for Kyiv. Now, as the war shifts to and intensifies in Ukraine’s eastern front, the Biden-Harris Administration is  calling on  Congress to provide …

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President Biden Announces Nominee for Ambassador to Ukraine

The White House April 25, 2022 WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intention to nominate veteran U.S. diplomat Bridget A. Brink to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine. Bridget A. Brink, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine Bridget A. Brink, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin Remarks to Traveling Press

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SOUTHEASTERN POLAND APRIL 25, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Morning, everybody.  Secretary Austin and I just returned from Kyiv, where we went at the request of President Biden and the invitation of President Zelenskyy.  We had an opportunity to demonstrate directly our strong support, our strong ongoing support for the Ukrainian Government and for …

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Remarks By President Biden Providing an Update on Russia and Ukraine

April 21, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everyone.  Sorry to keep you waiting a little bit.  I had the honor of spending some time with the Ukrainian Prime Minister, who’s in town today.  And he is meeting with some of my Cabinet members, including the Secretary of Treasury and others. And we had a — a …

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Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuses in Russia and Belarus and Taking Action Against Sanctions Evaders

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 20, 2022 President Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine, conducted with the complicity of the Lukashenka regime, continues to cause needless suffering and thousands of civilian casualties.  The world has witnessed the horrors of this war …

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United States Contributes $500 Million to World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund to Help Government of Ukraine Sustain Operations

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTOffice of Press Relations For Immediate ReleaseApril 20, 2022 PRESS RELEASE The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is contributing $500 million to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Ukraine (MDTF), fully implementing President Biden’s commitment to President Zelenskyy that the United States intends to …

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Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. Department of Defense April 14, 2022 The United States has committed more than $3.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $2.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked assault on February 24. On April 13, the Department of Defense outlined the seventh drawdown of equipment …

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$800 Million in Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 13, 2022 Against tremendous odds, with extraordinary courage, and in the face of Russia’s relentless brutality against civilians, Ukraine’s forces are regaining ground, as Russian forces retreat from Kyiv and the surrounding region.  Still, Russia’s premeditated, unprovoked, …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Call with President Zelenskyy and Additional Security Assistance to Ukraine

April 13, 2022 I just spoke with President Zelenskyy and shared with him that my Administration is authorizing an additional $800 million in weapons, ammunition, and other security assistance to Ukraine. The Ukrainian military has used the weapons we are providing to devastating effect. As Russia prepares to intensify its attack in the Donbas region, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy AS DELIVERED April 11, 2022 Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Role of Women in Maintaining Peace and Security in Ukraine and the Impact on Women and Children in Ukraine Goodmorning, and thank you, Mr. …

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Statement from the President on Delivery of Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 8, 2022 Since the outset of my administration, the United States has placed the highest priority on delivering critical military capabilities to Ukraine so it can defend itself against Russian aggression. The entire world has now witnessed the effectiveness of those weapons, as courageous Ukrainian forces have used them to repel the …

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Statement of President Joe Biden on the UN Vote Suspending Russia from the Human Rights Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 7, 2022 I applaud the overwhelming vote today in the General Assembly of the United Nations to kick Russia off the UN Human Rights Council. This is a meaningful step by the international community further demonstrating how Putin’s war has made Russia an international pariah. The United States worked closely with our Allies …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Russia’s War of Aggression Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE April 7, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, …

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FACT SHEET: United States, G7 and EU Impose Severe and Immediate Costs on Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 5, 2022 Today, the United States, with the G7 and the European Union, will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on the Putin regime for its atrocities in Ukraine, including in Bucha. We will document and share information on these atrocities and use all appropriate mechanisms to hold accountable those …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York April 5, 2022 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President. Let me also start by thanking UAE and Ambassador Nussebeh for her successful presidency during the month of March. Madam President, as you begin your Security Council presidency, I want to thank the …

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$100 Million in Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN April 5, 2022 The world has been shocked and appalled by the atrocities committed by Russia’s forces in Bucha and across Ukraine.  Ukraine’s forces bravely continue to defend their country and their freedom, and the United States, along with our Allies …

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United States Announces $50 Million in Additional Assistance to Moldova in the Context of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS   Office of Press and Public Diplomacy   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 3, 2022  Today in Chisinau, Moldova, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that, working with Congress, the United States will provide an additional $50 million to help the Government of Moldova and its people cope …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT April 1, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to follow up on their recent meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The Secretary highlighted U.S. efforts to provide Ukraine …

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Additional Sanctions on Russia’s Technology Companies and Cyber Actors

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 31, 2022 The United States will continue to impose severe costs on the Russian Federation in response to President Putin’s illegal war.  Today, we are targeting entities and individuals in our efforts to shut down the Kremlin’s sanctions evasion networks, which play an important role in the …

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2022 FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration Announces New Humanitarian, Development, and Democracy Assistance to Ukraine and the Surrounding Region The United States is proud to be the largest single donor of humanitarian, democracy, and human rights assistance to Ukraine, working closely with our European partners. We remain committed to ensuring …

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PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 23, 2022 Since launching his unprovoked and unjust war of choice, Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed unrelenting violence that has caused death and destruction across Ukraine.  We’ve seen numerous credible reports of indiscriminate attacks and attacks deliberately targeting civilians, as well as other atrocities.  Russia’s …

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Event: Ukraine Land Border Crossing Options February 27, 2022

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The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

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Department of State Presence in Ukraine

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Russia’s Threat to Peace and Security at the UN Security Council

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Russian Duma Resolution on Eastern Ukraine

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As delivered by Ambassador Michael Carpenter February 15, 2022 Mr. Chair, The United States welcomes the decision by Ukraine to call for this meeting. Ukraine is well within its rights under Chapter III, paragraph 16.2 of the Vienna Document to ask for detailed information on the goals of the Russian Federation’s large-scale and highly unusual military buildup …

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U.S. Action to Strengthen Ukraine’s Economy

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 14, 2022 The United States is reaffirming our strong commitment to the Ukrainian people by joining with allies and partners to mobilize robust international support for Ukraine. The U.S. government is offering a sovereign loan guarantee to Ukraine of up to $1 billion to support its …

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Operations at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

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Remarks by Chargé Kvien on the arrival of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine

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Message to US Citizens:  Commercial Air Availability from Ukraine  

January 26, 2022 The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threat of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options. Please see information on  What the Department of State Can and Can’t Do in a Crisis . U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ukraine currently have multiple options via commercial flights from all Ukrainian international airports.  If you have difficulty securing a flight or need …

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Department of State Authorizes Departure for U.S. Government Employees, Orders Departure for Family Members

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Welcoming the Ceasefire in Donbas

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U.S. Provides new Vaccine Freezers and Funding for Ukraine COVID Battle

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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

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Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

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COVID-19 Information

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability at the NATO Ministerial

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U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership

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Joint Statement on the establishment of the Ethics Council to the High Council of Justice

Joint statement of the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the establishment of the Ethics Council to the High Council of Justice  As Ukraine’s international partners supporting the judicial reforms in Ukraine, we welcome today’s establishment of the Ethics Council by law. The Ethics Council will undertake an important task of reviewing the integrity of the High Council of Justice members – the highest judicial governance body in Ukraine. The …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

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Remarks by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on the Occasion of Babyn Yar Commemoration

October 6, 2021 This is the report filed by one of the Nazis’ mobile killing squads, the Einsatzgruppen, on October 2, 1941: “Sonderkommando 4a in collaboration with the group staff and two commandos of Police Regiment South on 29 and 30 September 1941 executed 33,771 Jews in Kiev.” A concise, clinical summary, that contained an immeasurable …

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

September 1, 2021 Thirty years after the restoration of Ukraine’s independence, the bonds between the United States and Ukraine are stronger than ever.  Our shared values and commitment to a Europe that is whole, free, democratic, and at peace provide the basis for our strategic partnership. We are working together to address shared global challenges, …

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On Today’s Terrorist Attacks in Kabul

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Ukraine National Day – 30 Years of Independence

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President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to Ukraine to Attend the Crimea Platform Summit and 30th Anniversary of Independence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Crimea Platform Summit and events of the 30th Anniversary of Independence on August 23-24, 2021. The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: Ms. …

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CDA Kvien’s Remarks for Inaugural Forum of the Expert Network of the Crimea Platform

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting

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Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Ukraine.  For the full text of the Travel Advisory, please visit the  country information page . Local Resources:  Ukraine’s official travel information portal Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers COVID-19 website   Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID-19 information Ukraine Public Health Center   Additional Actions to Take:  Consult the  CDC website

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Joint Statement of the United States and Germany on Support for Ukraine, European Energy Security, and our Climate Goals

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Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

July 21, 2021 President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to the White House on August 30, 2021. The visit will affirm the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea, our close cooperation on energy security, …

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On the Importance of Independent Selection Commissions

Statement by the U.S. Embassy and the Delegation of the European Union June 16, 2021 Ukraine and its international partners have had a series of high-level discussions in recent weeks, including with leaders from both of our capitals. One of the key themes of these discussions is the need for reform, specifically the need for continued …

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Defense Department Announces $150 Million in Assistance for Ukraine

June 11, 2021 The Department of Defense announces a new $150 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) that includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine’s forces preserve the country’s territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO. This $150 million package represents the remaining funds appropriated by Congress …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

June 10, 2021 Event:  Government of Ukraine implements new entry requirements The government of Ukraine has introduced new entry requirements.  As of June 2, all foreigners traveling to Ukraine (regardless of country of origin) must have: a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test done within 72 hours of entering Ukraine, OR a negative rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2, OR …

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Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

June 7, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine.  The leaders discussed our strategic partnership in support of President Zelenskyy’s plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda, based on our shared democratic values and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people …

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Opinion: Joe Biden: My trip to Europe is about America rallying the world’s democracies

The following article originally appeared in the Washington Post  Opinion by Joe Biden June 6, 2021 at 1:56 a.m. GMT+3 Joe Biden is President of the United States. On Wednesday, I depart for Europe on the first foreign travel of my presidency. It is a trip stacked with meetings with many of our closest democratic partners — …

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FACT SHEET: Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Core U.S. National Security Interest

June 3, 2021 The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to tackling corruption as an economic and national security priority, and has pledged to lead international efforts to bring transparency to the global financial system and close loopholes that undermine democracy.  As the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance states: “We will take special aim at confronting corruption, …

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Media Freedom Coalition Statement on the Arrest of Roman Protasevich

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 29, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Begin …

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Senators Shaheen, Portman, and Murphy to visit Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia

May 28, 2021 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, announced that she will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation with U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to Eastern Europe next week to reaffirm …

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Alert: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Kyiv (May 25, 2021) Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States …

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Diversion of Ryanair Flight to Belarus and Arrest of Journalist

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 23, 2021 The United States strongly condemns the forced diversion of a flight between two EU member states and the subsequent removal and arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich in Minsk. We demand his immediate release. This shocking act perpetrated by the Lukashenka regime endangered the lives …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina A. Kvien at the “Ukraine 30” All-Ukrainian Forum on Land Reform

May 24, 2021 Good Morning! Thank you for inviting me to speak at this important event as Ukraine prepares to open its agricultural land market. The adoption of the law to end the prohibition of the sale of agricultural land last year was a momentous step towards embracing market principles by allowing land owners more …

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Demonstration Alert

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INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  It’s great to be with you. QUESTION:  Thank you for being here.  First of all, Vladimir Putin had said he would withdraw; he has not.  U.S. officials say there are 80,000 …

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INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Secretary Blinken, welcome to Ukraine. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you. QUESTION:  Thank you for your time.  In April, we witnessed a buildup of Russia troops close to Ukraine’s border and even annexed Crimea.  Russia called it snap checks.  What lessons …

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INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL KYIV, UKRAINE MAY 6, 2021 QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, you arrived in Ukraine after the escalation in Donbas and accumulation of huge number of Russian weapons in our borders.  Russia is actually withdrawing them, but it’s not a reason to calm down.  What the support can …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT May 6, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Kyiv.  Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Shmyhal discussed the importance of advancing rule of law and economic …

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G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting and the Secretary’s Travel to Ukraine

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Easing of Quarantine Restrictions in Kyiv

Location:  Kyiv Event:  Kyiv city government has announced easing of quarantine restrictions in the city starting May 1, 2021.  Easing measures include the following:  All public transportation will resume normal mode of operation (in compliance with the previous established anti-epidemic norms and rules). Reopening of the following businesses and facilities:      Retail stores, shopping …

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American Citizen Services Operations Update

April 23, 2021 Reminder: American Citizen Services Operations and Mail-in Passport Renewals   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 .    A reminder that the U.S. Embassy Kyiv now also accepts adult passport renewal applications by mail.  Renewing your passport …

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Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel

Event:  Update in Ukraine Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in country. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information on COVID-19 in Ukraine.  For the full text of the Travel Advisory, please visit …

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Russia’s Intention to Restrict Navigation in Parts of the Black Sea

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson April 19, 2021 The United States expresses its deep concern over Russia’s plans to block foreign naval ships and state vessels in parts of the Black Sea, including near occupied Crimea and the Kerch Strait. Russia has a history of taking aggressive actions against Ukrainian vessels and impeding access …

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United States Provides $155 Million in Development Support to Ukraine

April 20, 2021 The United States announced today that it will provide $155 million in additional development funding to Ukraine through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In close partnership with Ukraine, USAID will work to improve the lives of the Ukrainian people. The additional resources will be used to address key development challenges …

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FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government

The White House April 15, 2021 The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable. We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear—publicly and privately—that we will defend our national interests and impose …

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Launch of Mail-In Service for Adult Passport Renewals on April 11, 2021

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U.S. Bombers Conduct Aegean Sea Mission

April 7, 2021 STUTTGART, Germany – As part of U.S. European Command’s continuing efforts to demonstrate the far-reaching capabilities of America’s strategic bomber aircraft, two U.S. B-1 Lancer bombers stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota conducted overflight missions in the Aegean Sea today. This military operation was a part of USEUCOM’s recurring …

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April 7, 2021 Today, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Amanda Dory participated in a virtual meeting of NATO colleagues from Canada, Lithuania, Poland, and the United Kingdom, the key contributors to Ukraine security assistance. The meeting was hosted by UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace. The leaders reaffirmed their unwavering support …

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A Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2021

April 4, 2021 On Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — we stand in solidarity with the Jewish people in America, Israel, and around the world to remember and reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust. An estimated six million Jews perished alongside millions of other innocent victims — Roma and Sinti, Slavs, disabled persons, LGBTQ+ individuals, …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

April 2, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea. He emphasized his administration’s commitment to revitalize our strategic partnership in support of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

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U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout March 31, 2021 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba today. The Secretary affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Event:  Government of Ukraine implements new entry requirements In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the government of Ukraine has introduced new entry requirements. As of March 24, all foreigners traveling to Ukraine (regardless of country of origin) must have: a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test done within 72 hours of entering Ukraine, …

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Nord Stream 2 and Potential Sanctionable Activity

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State March 18, 2021 As the President has said, Nord Stream 2 is a bad deal — for Germany, for Ukraine, and for our Central and Eastern European allies and partners.  The Department is tracking efforts to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and is evaluating information regarding entities that appear to be involved. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location:  Kyiv Event:  Kyiv implements strict quarantine In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Kyiv city government has introduced quarantine measures starting March 20 until April 9, 2021, which will include the following restrictions: Closure of cinemas, theaters, museums, and other cultural establishments Closure of shopping malls and stores except for grocery stores, …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Ukraine

March 18, 2021 G7 Foreign Ministers unite in condemnation of Russia’s continued actions to undermine Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation of …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien at the Kyiv Security Forum

March 10, 2021 Good afternoon everyone. It is an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak to you all today. As the Biden Administration has affirmed, the United States remains committed to Ukraine as one of our closest partners and friends, and we continue to work together across the full range of …

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Seven Years of Illegal Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Seven Years of Illegal Occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 4, 2021 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Seven years ago, after protests in Kyiv brought an end to the corrupt Yanukovych regime, Moscow inflicted …

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Imposing Sanctions on Russia for the Poisoning and Imprisonment of Aleksey Navalny

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State  March 2, 2021 The United States joins the European Union in condemning and responding to the Russian Federation’s use of a chemical weapon in the attempted assassination of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny in August 2020 and his subsequent imprisonment in January 2021.  We share the EU’s concerns regarding Russia’s deepening authoritarianism and welcome …

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Defense Department Announces $125M for Ukraine

March 1, 2021 The Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative that includes training, equipment, and advisory efforts to help Ukraine’s forces preserve the country’s territorial integrity, secure its borders, and improve interoperability with NATO. This action reaffirms the U.S. commitment to providing defensive lethal weapons to …

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Statement by President Biden on the Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

For Immediate Release February 26, 2021 Seven years ago today, Russia violated international law, the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. The United States continues to stand with Ukraine and its allies and partners today, as it has from …

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Institutions, a Foundation of Democracy

The following article originally appeared in NV By Kristina Kvien February 9, 2021 When people around the world watched the inauguration of the U.S. President on January 20, they witnessed not just a political transition, but one of the oldest democratic traditions in America. It is a celebration and ceremony that Americans turn to every four …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien on the Occasion of the Launch of a Biography of Former President Ronald Reagan

February 17, 2021 Good afternoon and welcome to the launch of Mark Eliot’s biography of President Ronald Reagan. I would first like to thank Ambassador Nadolenko and his team at the Diplomatic Academy for sponsoring this event. The U.S. Embassy has worked closely with the Diplomatic Academy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian …

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CDA Kvien’s Remarks at the All-Ukrainian Forum on Coronavirus: Challenges and Response

February 8, 2021 Good morning everybody, it’s a real pleasure to be here with such a distinguish panel to discuss an issue that our new Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the “greatest challenge since World War II.” The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a terrible toll, that has stretched our economies, and placed extreme stress …

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Emotet Botnet Disrupted in International Cyber Operation

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release Thursday, January 28, 2021 Emotet Malware Infected More than 1.6 Million Victim Computers and Caused Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Damage Worldwide The Justice Department today announced its participation in a multinational operation involving actions in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, …

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration Remarks

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien January 27, 2021 I am humbled to join you today as we solemnly remember and honor the six million lives tragically lost during the Nazi era, a period of unparalleled depravity and inhumanity. As we come together to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we express our commitment to remembering …

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Statement by John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary, on New START

January 21, 2021 President Biden’s decision to seek a five-year extension of New START advances the nation’s defense. Russia’s compliance with the treaty has served our national security interests well, and Americans are much safer with New START intact and extended.  We cannot afford to lose New START’s intrusive inspection and notification tools. Failing to …

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Protests in Russia

Press Statement NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON January 23, 2021 The United States strongly condemns the use of harsh tactics against protesters and journalists this weekend in cities throughout Russia. Prior to today’s events, the Russian government sought to suppress the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression by harassing protest organizers, threatening social media platforms, and pre-emptively arresting …

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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

January 20, 2021 The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for …

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Message by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina A. Kvien on the U.S. Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2021 Welcome to this evening’s discussion hosted by America House and the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster, and thank you for joining us to witness the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.  Today in Washington, President-elect Joseph Biden will take the oath of office.  Like his predecessors, he will stand before the nation and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

January 20, 2021 Location: Ukraine Event: New COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travel to the United States Effective January 26, 2021, all aircraft passengers two years of age and older, departing from any foreign country to a destination in the United States, must provide: pre-boarding proof of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 test performed in the past 72 …

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Sanctions on Russian Entity and a Vessel Engaging in the Construction of Nord Stream 2

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo January 19, 2021 Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on the Russia-based entity KVT-RUS and identifying the vessel FORTUNA as blocked property.  KVT-RUS is being sanctioned pursuant to Section 232 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act …

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

January 14, 2021 The U.S. Department of Commerce announced January 14 it has added China’s Skyrizon Aviation to the Military End User list because it is a manufacturing conglomerate with significant ties to the PRC and the People’s Liberation Army. Skyrizon is actively seeking to acquire intellectual property and technology to advance key military capabilities …

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Remembering the Victims of PS752

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 9, 2021 The American people honor the memory of the passengers and crew of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752, whose lives were abruptly and senselessly taken one year ago by an unjustified Iranian shootdown.  The United States joins the Governments of Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

January 8, 2021 Location: Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine implements quarantine In order to prevent an increase in COVID-19 cases following the recent holidays, the government of Ukraine has introduced quarantine measures starting January 8 until January 24, 2021, which include the following restrictions: Closure of: All educational institutions, except for kindergartens. Cultural institutions, …

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Ambassador Reeker’s Remarks to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea

As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Philip T. Reeker to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea Tirana, Albania (remotely, via Zoom) December 3, 2020 Thank you, Foreign Minister Kuleba. It is an honor to speak at this event today and to join Ukraine and other partners in highlighting Russia’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine, including its …

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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Biegun to the OSCE Ministerial Council Plenary Session

As prepared for delivery by Deputy Secretary Stephen E. Biegun to the OSCE Ministerial Council Plenary Session Tirana, Albania (remotely, via Zoom) December 3, 2020 It is an honor to join Ambassador Gilmore in representing the United States and Secretary Pompeo at this Ministerial.   I commend Chair-in-Office Prime Minister Rama for his leadership throughout this …

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Ukraine’s Dual Challenges

By Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien November 20, 2020 In late 2013, Ukrainians gathered on the Maidan to demand their government make good on its promises of Euro-Atlantic integration. Their dignified revolution, founded on the premise that Ukraine’s Western trajectory was a vital national interest, struck a powerful blow against entrenched interests who opposed that …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

November 12, 2020 Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine tightens quarantine In response to the rapidly rising levels of COVID-19 in the country, the government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until December 31, 2020.  As of November 12, the country will no longer be split into four epidemiological zones; rather, all of Ukraine …

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USAID Provides Life-Saving Equipment to Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients

October 30, 2020 On October 24, the U.S. Government began providing Ukrainian hospitals with portable blood gas analyzers to help treat COVID-19 patients. Eighteen medical facilities from 13 oblasts will receive the equipment to properly diagnose potential respiratory complications in COVID-19 infected patients who are on ventilators. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on …

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Message by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Kristina A. Kvien on Elections

 By Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Kristina A. Kvien October 22, 2020 It’s election season – in both the United States and Ukraine.  Many Americans living overseas – myself included – have already exercised our right and responsibility to vote for our President, members of Congress, and state and local officials. This Sunday, Ukraine will hold …

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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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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. …

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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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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 …

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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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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 (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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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 (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

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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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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

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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

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 21, 2020) Location: Ukraine Event: Tickets on sale now for May 30 UIA flight to New York-JFK Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has opened ticket sales for a flight from Kyiv to New York JFK airport on May 30 at 10:15 am. You can purchase tickets for the flight only on …

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

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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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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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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 service …

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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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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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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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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

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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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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 10, 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

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April 8, 2020 Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Andrii Taran to strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and Ukraine and exchange perspectives on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Secretary Esper congratulated Minister Taran …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 8, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is finalizing a possible evacuation flight to the United States.  In anticipation of the flight, in order to board the plane you must complete the following forms now, if you have not done so already.  Please note that …

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Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 7, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine continues to work on a possible evacuation flight to the United States.  We will notify the American community as soon as possible with further details on date and destination of the flight when this option becomes available.  The …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout April 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today. Secretary Pompeo and President Zelenskyy discussed ongoing U.S. assistance to Ukraine during the COVID-19 crisis, including the planned delivery …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 5, 2020) Location:  Ukraine Event: The Government of Ukraine introduced new stricter measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which will go into effect on Monday, April 6th.  In addition to the previously reported restrictions below, officials will take people’s temperatures in order to enter Kyiv, and food establishments and stores may …

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