Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Concert by the Ukrainian National Presidential Orchestra and USAFE Band Clarinet Quartet

November 26, 2019
Kyiv, Ukraine

Dobriy vechir. [Good evening.]  I’m Bill Taylor, I’m very glad to meet you and welcome you here to this great performance that you’re about to hear.  It’s a great, great opportunity to have Ukrainians and Americans teaming up in a musical performance for you.

The National Presidential Orchestra here is the Ukrainian part of this performance.  And the United States Air Force Band – the United States Air Force Europe Band – is going to be the American side of this performance.

They have traveled around Ukraine over the past week.  They’ve been in Zhytomyr and Uman and now here in Kyiv.

And this, again, is an opportunity to see that the Americans and Ukrainians are working together – working together for defense of Ukraine, working together for reform, and working together musically.

So, enjoy the show. This is a great performance of Ukrainians and Americans – the United States is very pleased to co-sponsor [inaudible].   Duzhe dyakuyu [Thank you very much.]