Public Designation of Oligarch and Former Ukrainian Public Official Ihor Kolomoyskyy Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

Public Designation of Oligarch and Former Ukrainian Public Official Ihor Kolomoyskyy Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken March 5, 2021 Today, I am announcing the public designation of oligarch and former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoyskyy due to his involvement in significant corruption.  In his official capacity as a Governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast from 2014 to 2015, Kolomoyskyy was involved …

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

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

Defense Department Announces $125M for Ukraine

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

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

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

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Crimea is Ukraine

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken February 25, 2021 The United States joins Ukraine in marking the seventh anniversary of Russia’s invasion and seizure of Crimea — a brazen affront to the modern international order. We affirm this basic truth: Crimea is Ukraine. Russia’s …

Institutions, a Foundation of Democracy

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

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

February 19, 2021 Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Andrii Taran to strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and Ukraine. Secretary Austin emphasized that the U.S. remains steadfast in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial …

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

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

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

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