Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON July 23, 2019 We congratulate the Ukrainian people on this weekend’s peaceful and historic parliamentary elections, which delivered a clear result and underscored Ukrainians’ commitment to democratic ideals.  We welcome the OSCE’s preliminary conclusion that the elections took place with overall respect ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor at the ENEMO Short Term Election Observer Briefing

Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. As delivered Good morning, I’m very pleased to be here. Some of you may know I was here earlier, I was here back in 2006-2009 and it’s unusual in our system for a person like me to be able to come back to Ukraine, but I am very pleased to ...
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Ambassador Yovanovitch’s Remarks at the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) Observers Briefing

April 19, 2019 TRANSCRIPT It is such a pleasure to be back here three weeks later for round two, or right before round two, with all of you from ENEMO. We are so appreciative of the diverse, independent, and professional group that ENEMO always fields for Ukrainian and other elections. As you probably know — ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch to the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) Observation Mission

March 29, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Hello everybody! It is such a pleasure to be here and to welcome all of the ENEMO representatives and monitors, whether you’re short-term or long-term.  We know it’s an energetic and diverse group from all over Europe.  And so, I just want to give you a very warm welcome to Kyiv ...
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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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Illegitimate Russian Duma Elections in Occupied Crimea

September 16, 2016 Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18th. Our position on Crimea is clear: the peninsula remains an integral part ...
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