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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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

U.S. Navy Destroyer Conducts Exercise with Ukrainian Navy Flagship

On Sunday, January 11, The United States and Ukrainian navies conducted an at-sea naval exercise in the Black Sea. This underway engagement, known as a “passing exercise” (PASSEX), involved USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, and UKRS Hetman Sahaidachny (U130), the flagship of the Ukrainian Navy. The PASSEX consisted of a series ... Read More»

Statement of U.S. Treasury Department on Additional Economic Assistance to Ukraine

The United States is working together with international partners to ensure Ukraine has the support it needs as it continues to move forward with reforms that will restore economic stability and lay the groundwork for sustainable growth. As part of the international effort, the United States intends to provide a $1 billion loan guarantee to ... Read More»

Statement by the President on the Celebration of Orthodox Christmas

Michelle and I wish all Orthodox Christians in the United States and in the diverse Orthodox communities throughout the world a blessed and joyous Christmas. During this season of peace and fellowship, we have been saddened to see that, around the world, some Orthodox communities face difficult times and an uncertain future.  We underscore the ... Read More»