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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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Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany regarding developments in Ukraine.  The two leaders discussed their support for a robust package of international financing for Ukraine as it implements an ambitious series of reforms and noted the recent United States and European Union announcements of new financial assistance for Ukraine.  They also expressed ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine, additional U.S. financial assistance for Ukraine, and efforts to promote the Minsk peace process. The Vice President expressed his condolences for the civilians killed in the bombing of a passenger bus today in Donetsk Oblast, and expressed ...
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