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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»

Ukraine Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to eastern Ukraine. Despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement in September 2014, violent clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces continue in parts of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, resulting in thousands of injuries and deaths. In addition, Russian military ... Read More»