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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Attacks in Ukraine by Russia-Backed Separatists

I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today’s horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol, a peaceful city 25 kilometers outside of the Minsk ceasefire line, using Grad rocket systems and other advanced weaponry. With smoke rising from apartment buildings and playgrounds from over 40 rounds of powerful ...
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New Entry/Exit Procedure for ATO Area

As of January 21, 2015, the Security Service of Ukraine has introduced a new temporary entry/exit procedure for Ukrainian and foreign citizens (as well as stateless persons) visiting the uncontrolled territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.  Please note that the State Department continues to advise U.S. citizens to defer ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

Mr. President, thank you for convening today’s session on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Under Secretary-General Feltman, we are grateful for your unflagging attention to this alarming situation, and for the alarm that you sounded here today in very explicit terms. While this is the Council’s first session on Ukraine in 2015, it is our ...
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United States Delivers Prototype of Made-in-Ukraine “Kozak” Armored Vehicle to Ukraine Border Guard Service

Yesterday the United States delivered the first prototype of an armored “Kozak” vehicle to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) at its logistics base in Kyiv. The “Kozak” is the first prototype of its kind designed by “Practika” in Kyiv, Ukraine. Meeting Ukrainian Class 4 standards for armoring, the vehicle is built on an ...
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United States Mission to the OSCE: Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council This is the first opportunity we have had to gather together as a Council since the end of 2014.  The end of one year and beginning of a new one is traditionally a time for reflection, and so I would like to use this ...
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