Imposing Swift and Severe Costs in Response to Russia’s Violations of Ukraine’s Sovereignty

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 30, 2022 The United States unequivocally rejects Russia’s fraudulent attempt to change Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders, including by holding sham “referenda” in Ukraine’s Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya regions. This is a clear violation of international law and the United Nations Charter. In response, the United States and …

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Statement from President Biden on Russia’s Attempts to Annex Ukrainian Territory

September 30, 2022 The United States condemns Russia’s fraudulent attempt today to annex sovereign Ukrainian territory. Russia is violating international law, trampling on the United Nations Charter, and showing its contempt for peaceful nations everywhere. Make no mistake: these actions have no legitimacy. The United States will always honor Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders. We will …

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Russia’s Sham Referenda in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 The Kremlin’s sham referenda are a futile effort to mask what amounts to a further attempt at a land grab in Ukraine.  To be clear: the results were orchestrated in Moscow and do not reflect the will of the people of Ukraine.  The United …

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Findings of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTOffice of Press Relations For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 26, 2022 STATEMENT BY ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER On September 23, a United Nations-appointed panel of independent experts released a  statement  concluding that Russian Federation forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine, an announcement that follows an earlier U.S. Government assessment,  released in March . In the 27 …

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$457.5 Million in New U.S. Civilian Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 26, 2022 The United States today committed an additional $457.5 million in civilian security assistance to enhance the efforts of Ukrainian law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to improve their operational capacity and save lives as they …

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Welcoming Prisoner Exchanges in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 The United States welcomes the negotiated prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia, which includes two U.S. citizens captured while serving in Ukraine’s military.  The United States is appreciative of Ukraine including all prisoners of war, regardless of nationality, in its negotiations, and we look …

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Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2022  The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:    Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering support of Ukraine to defend its sovereign territory against Russia’s unprovoked …

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$600 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary Of State September 15, 2022 Together with our Allies and partners, we are delivering the arms and equipment that Ukraine’s forces are utilizing so effectively as they continue their successful counter-offensive against Russia’s invasion.  President Biden has been clear we will support the people of Ukraine for as long …

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Targeting Russia’s Senior Officials, Defense Industrial Base, Financial Infrastructure Leaders, and Human Rights Abusers

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 15, 2022 The United States continues to hold the Russian government to account for its war against Ukraine.  Today, we are taking actions against major Russian defense entities, key advanced-technology firms that support Russia’s defense industrial base, …

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$675 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

September 8, 2022 Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $675 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twentieth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. Capabilities in this package …

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$2.8 Billion in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine and Its Neighbors

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN September 8, 2022 It has been seven months since President Putin’s February invasion of Ukraine, and the war’s terrible toll continues to mount. Thousands of civilians killed or wounded, 13 million Ukrainian civilians forced to flee their homes, …

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Accountability for War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine: Recent Reporting and the Commitment of Additional Funding

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson August 25, 2022 The U.S. Department of State-supported Conflict Observatory program released a report today that includes evidence of Russia-perpetrated filtration operations in, and forced deportations from, Ukraine. The unlawful transfer and deportation of protected persons is a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention on the protection of …

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

The White House Statements and Releases August 25, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. He congratulated Ukraine on its Independence Day and expressed his admiration for the people of Ukraine, who have inspired the world as they defended their country’s sovereignty over the past six months. He …

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The Kremlin’s Illegitimate Tribunals in Mariupol

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 24, 2022 By planning to hold so-called “tribunals” in Russia-controlled Mariupol against Ukraine’s brave defenders, the Kremlin is attempting to deflect responsibility for President Putin’s war of aggression and distract from overwhelming evidence of the atrocities Russian forces have committed in Ukraine. The planned show trials are illegitimate …

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Statement from President Biden on Ukraine Independence Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 24, 2022 On behalf of all Americans, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on their Independence Day. Over the past six months, Ukrainians have inspired the world with their extraordinary courage and dedication to freedom.  They have stood resolute and strong in the face of Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine. And …

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$775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State August 19, 2022 As we approach the six-month mark of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal full-scale war against Ukraine, President Putin’s forces continue their assault, inflicting grievous harm on civilians and causing massive destruction of civilian infrastructure.  President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2022 President Biden spoke today with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine about the ongoing work by the United States and its allies and partners to deliver military, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and to impose severe costs on Russia for its brutal aggression against Ukraine. The leaders discussed how the United …

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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy AS DELIVERED March 29, 2022 Thank you, Madam President, for welcoming me to represent the United States at the Security Council today. And thank you, Assistant Secretary Msuya and Executive Director Beasley, and welcome, Deputy Executive of the WFP Abdulla, for your …

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Remarks by President Biden on the United Efforts of the Free World to Support the People of Ukraine

The Royal Castle in Warsaw Warsaw, Poland March 26, 2022 6:16 P.M. CET THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Please, if you have a seat, be seated.  (Laughter.)  If you don’t, come up on stage. Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be here.  Mr. President, they tell me you’re over …

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$100 Million in New U.S. Civilian Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 26, 2022 The United States intends to provide an additional $100 million in civilian security assistance to enhance the capacity of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide essential border security, sustain civil law enforcement functions, and safeguard critical governmental infrastructure in the face of …

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Remarks by President Biden and President Andrzej Duda of Poland in Briefing on the Humanitarian Efforts for Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

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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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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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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

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

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

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Russia’s Illegal Conscription in Crimea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

Readout Office of The Spokesperson May 7, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba yesterday. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kuleba discussed Ukraine’s efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution to the Russia-instigated conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region and the results …

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Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Builds Upon U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State May 6, 2020 As we work together to defeat the coronavirus at home, the United States stands with our global partners in their time of need, as we always have. A healthier world means a healthier United States. For more than a half century, the United States …

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

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

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

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

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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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Message to the Faithful of the Orthodox Churches

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

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

Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Press Statement  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State  April 8, 2020 Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to …

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The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

Fact Sheet from the Office of the Spokesperson March 27, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID …

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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary Of State March 26, 2020 The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the …

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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or the Republic of Ireland during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 …

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Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf’s Statement

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Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus

March 11, 2020 On January 31, 2020, I issued Proclamation 9984 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk).  I found that the potential for widespread transmission of a novel (new) coronavirus (which has since been renamed “SARS-CoV-2” and …

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Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine

February 25, 2020 On March 6, 2014, by Executive Order 13660, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of persons that undermine …

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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Prystayko

February 21, 2020 Office of the Spokesperson The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko in Washington. Deputy Secretary Biegun and Foreign Minister Prystayko discussed their mutual desire for a peaceful settlement to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The Deputy Secretary …

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Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travels to Valletta, Munich, and Kyiv

Office of the Spokesperson February 13, 2020 The Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales will travel to Valletta, Malta on February 13. Ambassador Sales will meet with Maltese government officials and engage with the International Institute of Justice and Rule of Law, an organization that has, with U.S. support, trained over 5,000 criminal justice …

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Answering the Call to Advance Religious Freedom

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State February 5, 2020 In his address at an event on The Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom in September 2019, President Trump said: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution, to stop the crimes against people of faith, …

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The United States and Ukraine Hold Executive Dialogue on Strategic Trade Controls

Office of the Spokesperson February 5, 2020 The United States and Ukraine recently concluded a dialogue on strategic trade control issues as well as the best practices to stem proliferation of weapons of mass destruction-related goods and technology. The U.S. Departments of State and Energy and the Ukrainian Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economic Development, …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson January 24, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to London, UK; Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan January 29 to February 4. Secretary Pompeo will travel to London on January 29, where …

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Remarks by CDA Kristina Kvien at the Announcement of the Head of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption

January 15, 2020 Thank you very much.  Mr. Prime Minister, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning.  It’s an honor to participate at this important milestone that many in this room have worked very hard to achieve. I, too, would like to start, however, by taking a moment to offer my condolences to the people …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

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Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS 752

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 8, 2020 The U.S. Department of State extends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the 176 passengers and crew killed in the tragic crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS 752. The United States will continue to follow this incident closely and stands …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

Readout Office Of The Spokesperson  January 6, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today to discuss postponement of his trip to Ukraine. The two discussed the situation in the Middle East and the Secretary appreciated Ukraine’s condemnation of the attack on the U.S. Embassy …

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Secretary Pompeo Postpones Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 1, 2020 Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East. Secretary …

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The United States Reaffirms Its Support for Ukraine at the Normandy Format Summit

December 7,  2019 The United States reaffirms our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the lead up to the Normandy Format Summit. The United States is committed to working with our Allies and partners to keep pressure on Russia to live up to its commitments and to begin the process of peacefully restoring …

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Remarks by Charge d’ Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the 8th Annual Civil Society Development Forum

December 5, 2019 Dobriy den [Good day]. So, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here with you today for this 8th annual assembly of civil society in Ukraine. This is a great opportunity for us and a great opportunity for you. So eight years ago when you started there were, I understand, about …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien At a World AIDS Day Commemoration

November 29, 2019 Good morning, everybody.  I think it’s a testament to your dedication and belief in this cause that you’re all here today despite the rain and a little bit of inclement weather. First, I’d like to thank 100% Life for organizing this event today, and also for their dedication to this cause over …

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The United States and Ukraine Hold Nonproliferation Dialogue in Kyiv and Chornobyl

November 22, 2019 Office of the Spokesperson The United States and Ukraine held a non-proliferation working group meeting in Kyiv and Chornobyl November 21-22. Interagency experts from both sides met to discuss a range of challenges related to non-proliferation, counterproliferation, and strategic export control and border security.  During the 2-day dialogue, participants also visited Chornobyl …

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor

November 19, 2019 I congratulate President Zelenskyy and his foreign policy team for their recent accomplishments. Successfully bringing sailors and other political prisoners home; disengaging at Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote, and Petrivske; and, most recently, securing the return of the Ukrainian ships that Russia illegally seized are concrete accomplishments on the road to peace, and all …

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Thanksgiving Instagram and Facebook Giveaway 2019

Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each November to give thanks among family and friends. The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after early American colonists, called the Pilgrims, arrived in Massachusetts determined to freely practice their religion. However, it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln made …

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Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s …

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Comments by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor on a Panel at the Mariupol Investment Forum

October 29, 2019 Question to CDA Taylor: This is your second time in Ukraine now [inaudible]. So, we have heard about what will happen with development of finance, we have heard a lot can be done to revive the region, but it’s not only about finance, it’s also about information. Information to people but also …

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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Taylor’s Remarks at a Ukrainian Leadership Academy Youth Forum Event in Mariupol

October 29, 2019 This is the third time we are seeing each other. So everybody in this room remembers that President Zelenskyy made some early statements about pictures on walls. He said, in an early speech, that there are many offices in the government, where on the wall is a picture of the president. And …

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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien at the 2019 Open Data Forum

September 20, 2019 Доброго дня!  Good morning everybody.  I’m afraid I don’t even have as much Ukrainian as the Ambassador from Great Britain, but I hope I can still share my thoughts with you in English. Thank you for the opportunity to join you today.  It’s really wonderful to be here today among so many …

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

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

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

Readout Office of the Spokesperson September 17, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Prystayko on his recent appointment and affirmed U.S. support for Ukraine as it advances critical reforms to tackle corruption, strengthen the rule of law, and foster …

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Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson U.S. Department of State September 8, 2019 The United States welcomes the news of the release of 35 Ukrainians held by Russia, in exchange for 35 prisoners held by Ukraine.  We have consistently called for the release of the 24 Ukrainian crewmembers detained by Russia following the November 2018 …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William B. Taylor at the Awards Ceremony of the 2019 KORD Challenge International SWAT Competition

August 30, 2019 General, thank you very much for having me here. And thank you all for participating in this competition.  It’s an honor for me to join you at this site of this tough competition.  I’ve heard about the difficult things that you’ve gone through over the last couple of days. Congratulations on going …

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Ukraine’s Independence Day

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

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Ministry for Veterans Affairs Forum

August 23, 2019 I’m very pleased to be here with you today.  It’s an honor for me to join you, veterans of Ukraine. Today, we are here to honor more than 350,000 Ukrainians who have defended their country – your country, serving in your military – during this historic period.  Ukraine’s veterans represent the best …

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

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

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the ENEMO Short Term Election Observer Briefing

Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. As delivered Good morning, I’m very pleased to be here. Some of you may know I was here earlier, I was here back in 2006-2009 and it’s unusual in our system for a person like me to be able to come back to Ukraine, but I am very pleased to …

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Remarks by DCM Kristina Kvien at American Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 6, 2019 Thank you everybody. It’s wonderful to be here. First of all, let me say I’m incredibly impressed with the crowd here — so large! I’m glad you’ve all come to enjoy the beautiful day and take advantage of the lovely space. First of all, I’d like to thank Andy and the …

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Prosecution of Four Suspects in MH17 Case

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 19, 2019 The United States welcomes the announcement today regarding the indictment of four individuals for their role in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17, 2014. This is an important milestone in the search for the truth, and we remain …

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DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

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

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Statement on PrivatBank

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

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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Kyiv Security Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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USS Donald Cook departs Odesa, Ukraine

February 27, 2019 ODESA, Ukraine — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Odesa, Ukraine, Feb. 27, 2019, after completing a scheduled port visit as part of our continued Black Sea presence and support to our NATO allies and regional partners. While in port, the ship hosted senior-level government discussions between …

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Press Releases: Crimea is Ukraine

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

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USS Donald Cook arrives in Odesa, Ukraine

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams February 25, 2019 ODESA, Ukraine  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Odesa, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2019 for a scheduled port visit as part of our continued Black Sea presence and support to our region partners. Since arriving in the Black Sea …

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USS Donald Cook en route to the Black Sea

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

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

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

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Declaration of Ukrainian Autocephaly

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

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

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

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Press Releases: Sanctions Announcement on Russia

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

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Press Releases: Establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

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

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Press Releases: On EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

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

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DOD Statement on Open Skies Flight Over Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

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

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Presidential Proclamation on National Adoption Month, 2018

October 31, 2018 During National Adoption Month, we recognize the immeasurable love and support that adoptive parents and families provide to hundreds of thousands of children each year.  We celebrate the life-changing act of adoption, bring attention to the millions of Americans who are eager to adopt, and express our gratitude to the families who have …

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Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Congratulates Ukrainians with National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC August 24, 2018 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, congratulations to all Ukrainians on your national day. The United States steadfastly supports Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. We pay tribute to those who have fought and sacrificed for freedom in …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 7, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He emphasized that the …

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DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to Ukraine

July 20, 2018   WASHINGTON The Defense Department announced today that it will provide $200 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine, and brings the total U.S. security sector …

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G7 Foreign Ministers Statement on MH17

July 15, 2018 The G7 foreign ministers today issued the following statement in advance of the anniversary of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17: “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in …

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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Russia’s Expulsion of American Diplomats

The White House March 29, 2018 Russia’s action today to expel American diplomats marks a further deterioration in the United States-Russia relationship. The expulsion of undeclared Russian intelligence officers by the United States and more than two dozen partner nations and NATO allies earlier this week was an appropriate response to the Russian attack on …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

The White House March 26, 2018 Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our …

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Remarks by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at the Ministry of Interior Trafficking-in-Persons Round Table

February 27, 2018 President Hotel, Kyiv  To all of my colleagues who are here today – I really thank you all for the chance to be here with you today to take stock of the past year’s efforts to combat Trafficking in Persons. As you know, trafficking is modern-day slavery and it’s a global problem. …

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Fourth Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 19, 2018 Four years ago, Ukrainians from all walks of life and all regions of the country came together on the Maydan, Kyiv’s central square, to demand their government recognize the choice of the citizens of Ukraine to join Europe. Scores of Ukrainians—the “Heavenly Hundred”—gave their …

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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at theTransfer Ceremony for Night Vision Devices

February 14, 2018 Kyiv As Delivered Доброго ранку! Шановний генерале Муженко, шановні пані та панове. Це задоволення для мене бути сьогодні тут для передачі двох тисяч п’ятисот приборів нічного бачення нашим партнерам в Збройних Силах України.  З ними загальна кількість  приборів нічного бачення  що ми надали збільшилася майже в два рази. Технологія в цих приборах …

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Committing to the Fight Against Corruption in Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON December 4, 2017 Recent events – including the disruption of a high-level corruption investigation, the arrest of officials from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), and the seizure of sensitive NABU files – raise concerns about Ukraine’s commitment …

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Marking the 84th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Holodomor

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 17, 2017 This month we remember and honor the millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death in the early 1930s as a result of the brutal Soviet-era policies under Stalin. The barbaric seizure of Ukrainian land and crops leading to the Holodomor, or “death by …

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Statement by the G7 Ambassadors in Support of Electoral Reform in Ukraine

November 15, 2017 We congratulate the Verkhovna Rada for adopting the draft election code #3112-1 in the first reading. We agree that now is the time for electoral reform, allowing at least one year for implementation prior to the 2019 elections. We believe that there is still room for a transparent, inclusive and consultative process before the second …

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Readout of Meeting between U.S. Special Representative Volker and Russian Presidential Representative Surkov

November 14, 2017 U.S. Special Representative Volker and Russian Presidential Representative Surkov met in Belgrade on November 13, 2017. It was their third meeting and was a thorough discussion of the current diplomatic state of play concerning efforts to end the war in the Donbas. It is not surprising that the United States and Russia …

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G7 Ambassadors Statement on Healthcare Reform in Ukraine

October 23, 2017 We welcome the adoption in the Rada of the healthcare reform bill and look forward to its swift enactment. This legislation is a significant step forward and is designed to ensure better healthcare provision for all Ukrainians, achieve efficient primary to tertiary health care, and eradicate corruption. This achievement is just the …

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Important Update: Diversity Visa Program – DV-2019

The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant …

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Joint Statement on the United States-Ukraine Trade and Investment Council

October 5, 2017 Kyiv, Ukraine – First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East L. Daniel Mullaney released the following joint statement October 3 after the seventh meeting of the United States – Ukraine Trade and …

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 02, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As we grieve, we pray that …

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Embassy Statement on the First US-Ukraine Bilateral Cyber Dialogue

September 29, 2017 The United States and Ukraine conducted the first United States-Ukraine Bilateral Cyber Dialogue in Kyiv, Ukraine, on September 29, 2017. As a demonstration of the U.S. commitment to supporting cybersecurity in Ukraine, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch announced at the dialogue that the United States would provide over $5 million in new cyber …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 21, 2017 Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to have President Poroshenko with us. We spent some time recently in the White House, and I know you’ve made good progress since then …

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United States and Ukraine Cooperate to Strengthen Counter Nuclear Smuggling Capabilities

Press Release July 25, 2017 Representatives from the United States and Ukraine met on July 24-25, 2017, in Kyiv, to discuss the legal tools for successful prosecutions of nuclear and other radioactive material smuggling.  The delegations exchanged approaches and best practices for prosecuting such smuggling cases and noted the importance of continued vigilance to ensure …

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Statement of the G7 Ambassadors on the anniversary of the murder of Pavel Sheremet

July 20, 2017 Today marks the one year anniversary of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet. On this occasion, G7 Ambassadors stress the importance of continuing the investigation into his death and bringing those responsible to justice. We continue to support media freedom in Ukraine and the important role of independent and free media.

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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Hamburg, Kyiv, and Istanbul

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 5, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany President Donald J. Trump on travel to Hamburg, Germany, July 5–9. Secretary Tillerson will then make his first official visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on July 9, where he will meet President Poroshenko and with young reformers …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met today with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to discuss support for the peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and President Poroshenko’s reform agenda and anticorruption efforts.  

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Statement from the Embassy of the United States of America to Ukraine

June 8, 2017 We can confirm that there was a security incident involving a small incendiary device shortly after 12 am June 8 at the Embassy compound. There was no damage to Embassy property. No personnel were injured. All Embassy operations are continuing as normal. At this time, we do not consider this incident a …

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Joint Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

17 May 2017 By the Ambassadors to Ukraine of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America Today, on 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to the protection of human rights …

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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Official – Transitory For Immediate Release READOUT May 10, 2017 Secretary Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today in Washington for more than an hour to discuss a range of issues including Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral concerns. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance …

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Death of Special Monitoring Mission Member in Eastern Ukraine

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 23, 2017 The United States is shocked and deeply saddened by the death of a U.S. citizen serving as a paramedic with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), when his vehicle struck an explosive in separatist controlled territory in …

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Women’s History Month

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2017 WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting …

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United States Condemns Attack on Special Monitoring Missions in Eastern Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON February 26, 2017 The United States is closely monitoring the growing violence in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks and the continuing failure of the combined Russian-separatist forces to honor the cease-fire called for under the Minsk agreements.‎  ‎We …

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Statement on Attack on SMM Monitors by Russia-led Separatists

We join OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Monitor Ambassador Apakan in his unequivocal condemnation of yesterday’s attack on SMM monitors and theft of SMM UAV by Russia-led separatists. The SMM fulfills a critical role in observing military actions and movements along the line of contact, and its work helps save civilian lives. SMM monitors should …

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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2017 The Vice President met today in Munich with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The Vice President expressed concern about the recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine, and the leaders agreed on the need for an immediate comprehensive ceasefire. The Vice President …

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Statement from the Embassy of the United States of America to Ukraine

February 16, 2017 We are concerned by the current disruption to the coal supply from the non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk and its potential impact on Ukraine’s energy system, the Ukrainian economy, and the Ukrainian people.  The relevant parties need to come together to find a way forward in the short term that allows …

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United States and Ukraine Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

February 8, 2017 Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) yesterday to implement provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters. The agreement underscores our continued cooperation and strong bilateral relationship with Ukraine as well as …

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