Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Reception Commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

December 10, 2019 Today is International Human Rights Day and we are very happy to welcome you here today. It’s also the last day of 16 days of activism to prevent gender-based violence. Everyone here has their white ribbon on, and this white ribbon is a commitment for all of us. This white ribbon, I’m ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual General Membership Meeting

December 5, 2019 Good evening.  Andy, thank you very much, that was delightful.  I’m honored to be here.  I’m humbled by your introductions, so thank you very much.  I want to reinforce what Andy just said about the embassy team that is here to work with all of you and they are sitting right here.  ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the Second Annual Ukrainian Association of Women in Law Enforcement Conference

December 3, 2019 Duzhe dyakuyu.  Dobryi den.  [Thank you.  Good day.]  So I’m very pleased to represent the United States at this conference dedicated to the women in law enforcement.  We’re very pleased to join our Canadian, United Nations, other colleagues in all the work that the Ministry of Interior is doing in this area. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor At a Transfer Ceremony of Vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine

December 2, 2019 Chief Klymenko, congratulations, thank you very much for inviting us here.  We are very pleased to be here at this transfer ceremony for these 88 vehicles. This is the latest in a long series of cooperative measures, Chief, that we are working [on] with the police of Ukraine, together with the United ...
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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 ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy New Academic Year Opening Ceremony

September 12, 2019 It’s a great honor for me to be here with you today to congratulate you, students, leaders of Ukraine — in two years, or in five years, or in six months. Ukraine is on the prospect — has the prospect of being great.  It has a wonderful future.  You are the future.  ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service

September 10, 2019 CDA Taylor:  I’m very glad to be here with you this evening.  It’s a great honor.  And Daisy [Sindelar of RFE/RL], it’s great to have you here from another part of Europe.  You’re in the heart of Europe now. Daisy Sindelar:  The heart keeps moving! CDA Taylor:  The heart keeps moving, but ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at a Ministry for Veterans Affairs Forum

August 23, 2019 I’m very pleased to be here with you today.  It’s an honor for me to join you, veterans of Ukraine. Today, we are here to honor more than 350,000 Ukrainians who have defended their country – your country, serving in your military – during this historic period.  Ukraine’s veterans represent the best ...
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