DOD Announces $250M to Ukraine

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 …

Welcoming Ambassador William B. Taylor Back to Ukraine as Chargé d’Affaires

U.S. Embassy Kyiv is pleased to welcome Ambassador William B. Taylor back to Ukraine as Chargé d’Affaires a.i.  He will lead our team during this period of historic elections and transition. Ambassador Taylor brings a wealth of diplomatic experience to our team during this important moment in U.S.-Ukraine relations.  He served as U.S. Ambassador to …

Remarks by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Pennington at the Military English Graduation Ceremony

June 7, 2019 Thank you very much. It’s a pleasure to be here with General [Serhiy] Salkutsan to mark the graduation of 19 Ukrainian Armed Forces Officers from the basic English course provided by the U.S. Defense Language Institute. This course was conducted based on a special request by senior levels of the Ukrainian Armed …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (June 07, 2019)

Location: Ukraine – Kyiv and countrywide  Event:  Parliamentary elections in Ukraine are expected to occur July 21.  The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in the lead-up to previous elections some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence. Actions to Take: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Expect heavier than normal police presence. Expect street …

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

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien at the U.S. – Ukraine Cook-Off, Part of the “An American Culinary Experience – Breaking Down American Food Stereotypes” Program Kyiv, June 4, 2019 Well good evening, thank you very much. Thank you for the invitation. These are my favorite types of events: food and wine. What could not …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (May 23, 2019)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv advises U.S. citizens of a growing crime trend across Ukraine.  Foreign visitors report being befriended by a previously unknown individual and subsequently becoming ill and/or unconscious after having a drink, and then being robbed. The perpetrator may initially make contact with victims by claiming to be …