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

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

February 8, 2021 Today, U.S. Embassy Kyiv Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien announced the United States would provide new assistance to Ukraine in its effort to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccines due to arrive in Ukraine within weeks.  “With the mass vaccine rollout taking place in the immediate future—something that is extremely complex and ambitious—I ...
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