Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at American Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Appreciation Reception

February 5, 2019 Well, it is absolutely thrilling to be here with President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman, Andy, and Lena.  And it’s a real pleasure to be here with everybody who is here tonight, especially at the Annual Membership Appreciation Reception.  Because it gives me a chance – on behalf of the U.S. government and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the “Six Million Hearts” Memorial Ceremony

January 30, 2019 Kyiv City Hall Every year on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United Nations urges every member state to look towards history and to honor the six million lives lost during a period of unparalleled depravity and inhumanity. As the 20th century recedes further into history, our commitment to the preservation of the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Budget Transparency Gala Award Ceremony

January 29, 2019 President Hotel, Kyiv Hi!  Nobody is more excited to be in this auditorium than I am.  And especially with that music.  I feel like I should pump my fist up in the air, because it’s just such a thrill to be here! All of you are actively involved in the decentralization process, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy

January 28, 2019 Ukrainian Leadership Academy Thanks, Roman. I am thrilled to be here. The last time I was here was for graduation, so I look forward to coming back when all of you graduate. But in the meantime I really appreciate you taking time out of your studies to spend an hour with me ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Kyiv Security Forum

April 12, 2018 Thank you, thank you everybody.  And thanks for the invitation to appear at this forum. I think these are important topics to discuss here in Kyiv and around the world. The theme for this summit in Brussels is to demonstrate NATO’s strength, and NATO’s unity, and NATO’s resolve. I think that’s a ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch: Courage to Move Forward

January 3, 2018 Twenty-six years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the results are in: the new countries that pivoted most decisively from their corrupt legacy have fared the best, while those that maintained the old ways have faltered. Liberal democracies and market economies have consistently delivered the greatest freedoms and the broadest prosperity ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Sea Ports Authority and ACC Member Company Bunge

August 28, 2017 Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine Kyiv Доброго дня! I’m thrilled to be here and I want to thank you, Minister for a warm welcome and for hosting all of us here today. And I want to welcome friends from the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority and as well as of course Bunge. It’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Presentation of the Council of Europe Venice Commission “Rule of Law Checklist”

June 26, 2017 Good morning everybody, Mr. Buquicchio,Mr. Filatov, Mr. Kryvenko, Mr. Ehnberg, it’s such a pleasure to be here with you today, and distinguished guests. I’m really pleased you could come early on a Monday morning to join us here today to present the Rule of Law Checklist. When I was thinking about this ...
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U.S. Provides Additional $54 Million of Assistance to Ukraine

March 14, 2017 On March 14, Vice Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv and U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Susan K. Fritz signed two amendments to the Development Objective Agreement with Ukraine, which will provide an additional $54 million in assistance across various sectors. The additional assistance will support anti-corruption efforts, agriculture and public procurement reform, ...
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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Launch Event for the USAID Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) Project

February 21, 2017 Kyiv Доброго дня, Members of Parliament, distinguished guests. Thank you for allowing me to share a few thoughts on how we can partner for agricultural growth and rural development in Ukraine. Despite its challenges, agriculture in Ukraine has found ways to grow and thrive, and agriculture remains a major source of revenue ...
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United States and Ukraine Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

February 8, 2017 Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) yesterday to implement provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters. The agreement underscores our continued cooperation and strong bilateral relationship with Ukraine as well as ...
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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the Closing the Year of English in Ukraine Event

December 28, 2016 Дóброго дня! Good afternoon Mr. President, colleagues and honored guests. I’m very happy to be here today with our international and Ukrainian colleagues as we celebrate the conclusion of the Year of English in Ukraine. The promotion of the English language is always a priority for the U.S. Embassy, and this year ...
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3rd International Conference “Recovery of Proceeds of Grand Political Corruption in Ukraine: Seizure, Confiscation, Management”

December 15, 2016 Today U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch attended the opening ceremony of 3rd International Conference “Recovery of Proceeds of Grand Political Corruption in Ukraine: Seizure, Confiscation, Management” organized by the Anti-corruption Action Center (ANTAC) jointly with Transparency International in Ukraine in Kyiv on December 15-16. Ambassador underscored the importance of asset recovery and ...
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Panel Discussion “Modern Challenges and Ways of Counteracting Human Trafficking in the Reform Strategy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine”

December 15, 2016 Countering trafficking in persons is a U.S. policy priority in Ukraine and around the world. U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch participated in today’s panel discussion “Modern Challenges and Ways of Counteracting Human Trafficking in the Reform Strategy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine” organized by NGO “LEAD Office” in ...
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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the ODC/EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Project Completion Ceremony at the Starychi School, Yavoriv

October 27, 2016 Dobrogo dnia usim! Rada vas bachyty. It is truly an honor to be here today, I am thrilled to see the results of the renovation. This project is so much more than just a simple building renovation. For nearly 320 children, this school is a second home. A place where they will ...
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