A/S James O’Brien in Conversation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States

Transcript Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien Topic: Europe Whole and Free: Priorities for 2024 Moderator: Heather A. Conley, GMF President January 25, 2024 HEATHER CONLEY/GERMAN MARSHALL FUND: I can’t begin to tell you how delighted and honored we are to welcome Assistant Secretary of State Jim O’Brien, who has ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 3, 2023 Today, the United States is announcing a new package of weapons and equipment to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their country and their freedom against Russia’s aggression. This package provides up to $125 million of arms and equipment authorized under previously directed drawdowns ... Read More»

Strengthening Collaborative Resolve: Second High-Level Meeting to Bolster Ukrainian Grain Exports and Global Food Security

Constanța, Romania September 15, 2023  The United States joined representatives from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and the European Union for a second high-level meeting in Constanta, Romania to accelerate Ukrainian grain exports and address the global challenge of food insecurity caused by Russia’s decision to withdraw from the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) and attack global ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken arrived in Ukraine today to meet with senior Ukrainian officials and demonstrate the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democracy, especially in the face of Russia’s aggression.  While in Ukraine, Secretary Blinken will meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister ... Read More»

New Package of Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN August 29, 2023 Today we are announcing the next package of military assistance to aid Ukraine as it defends its territory and protects its people. This package contains important capabilities to help Ukraine on the battlefield.  It includes AIM-9M missiles for air defense, munitions for High Mobility ... Read More»

Marking 500 Days of Resilience in Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 8, 2023 Five hundred days ago, on February 24, 2022, the Russian government launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  As the Kremlin attempts to subjugate Ukraine, seize its land, topple its democratically elected government, the spirit of Ukraine’s people remains unbroken, and the United States remains ... Read More»

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2023 The United States is providing $205 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Ukraine as part of our support for those affected by Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and brutal war against Ukraine. U.S. humanitarian assistance provides the people of Ukraine with critical support, ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 13, 2023 The United States continues to stand with the people of Ukraine, whose enduring courage and solidarity inspires the world.  The United States is partnering with over 50 nations to lead efforts in support of Ukraine’s self-defense against Russian aggression. Pursuant to a delegation of ... Read More»

Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. Department of Defense For Immediate Release June 9, 2023 Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a new security assistance package, underscoring the unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine. This package, which totals up to $2.1 billion and includes critical air defense and ammunition capabilities, is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). ... Read More»

Russia’s Strategic Failure and Ukraine’s Secure Future

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HELSINKI CITY HALL HELSINKI, FINLAND JUNE 2, 2023 MAYOR VARTIAINEN:  Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, it is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you all to the beautiful capital of Finland, Helsinki, and the Helsinki City Hall.  Helsinki has a great honor to host this special ... Read More»

Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. Department of Defense For Immediate Release May 9, 2023 Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a new security assistance package to reaffirm the steadfast U.S. support for Ukraine, including to bolster its air defenses and sustain its artillery ammunition needs. This package, which totals up to $1.2 billion, is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). This USAI package underscores the continued U.S. commitment to meeting Ukraine’s most urgent requirements by ... Read More»

Ambassador Brink Visits Danube Ports in Reni and Izmail to Highlight U.S. Government Support for Grain Exports Amid Russia’s Full-Scale War

Press Release April 26, 2023 U.S. Ambassador Bridget A. Brink visited the Danube river ports of Reni and Izmail to highlight the U.S. government’s sustained support for Ukraine’s grain exports and its economically vital agricultural sector amid Russia’s ongoing full-scale war against Ukraine. The United States is working with the private sector to mobilize investment ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 20, 2023 This week, as Russia’s unconscionable war of aggression against Ukraine continues at great human cost, we are again reminded of the boundless courage and steadfast resolve of the Ukrainian people, and the strong support for Ukraine across the international community. Today, pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, ... Read More»

Crimea Is Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 26, 2023 Nine years ago, Russia invaded Ukraine and seized Crimea – a clear violation of international law and of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  The United States welcomes the efforts of Ukraine’s Crimea Platform to focus global attention on Russia’s continued occupation.  The United States does not and ... Read More»

More U.S. Security Assistance on the Way for Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 20, 2023 This week, we mark one year since the Russian Government launched its brutal and unprovoked invasion against Ukraine. President Putin expected a quick victory, but despite inflicting widespread destruction and human suffering, he has fundamentally underestimated the boundless courage and steadfast resolve of the ... Read More»

Statement from President Joe Biden on Travel to Kyiv, Ukraine

February 20, 2023 As the world prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, I am in Kyiv today to meet with President Zelenskyy and reaffirm our unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. When Putin launched his invasion nearly one year ago, he thought Ukraine was ... Read More»

Critical New U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 3, 2023 The United States is announcing today two new security assistance packages to help Ukraine continue to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war.  These packages include critical air defense and counter-drone capabilities to help Ukraine defend ... Read More»

Energy Security Support to Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET November 29, 2022 In the midst of Russia’s continued brutal attacks against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, Secretary of State Blinken announced today during a meeting of the G7+ on the margins of the NATO Ministerial in Bucharest that the United States government is ... Read More»

$400 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN November 10, 2022 The United States continues to support Ukraine’s brave defenders with additional military assistance to help them protect their country from Russia’s aggression. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, today I am authorizing ... Read More»

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Visit to Kyiv, Ukraine

November 4, 2022 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, Minister of Defense Reznikov, and others in Kyiv today to underscore the United States’ steadfast support to Ukraine and its people as they defend their sovereignty and territorial integrity. To that end, ... Read More»

United States Announces $55 Million in Emergency Assistance to Help Ukraine Prepare for Winter

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release October 6, 2022 PRESS RELEASE Today in Ukraine, Administrator Samantha Power announced a $55 million investment in Ukraine’s heating infrastructure to aid the country’s preparations for winter amid the Russian Federation’s brutal war. This assistance will support repairs and maintenance of pipes ... Read More»

$775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State August 19, 2022 As we approach the six-month mark of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal full-scale war against Ukraine, President Putin’s forces continue their assault, inflicting grievous harm on civilians and causing massive destruction of civilian infrastructure.  President Biden has been clear that we will continue to support the ... Read More»

Russia’s “Filtration” Operations, Forced Disappearances, and Mass Deportations of Ukrainian Citizens 

Press Statement For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Antony J. Blinken July 13, 2022 On the eve of the Ukraine Accountability Conference, the United States calls on Russia to immediately halt its systematic “filtration” operations and forced deportations in Russian-controlled and held areas of Ukraine.  The unlawful transfer and deportation of protected persons is a grave ... Read More»

Statement by President Joe Biden on Support for Ukraine and Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 15, 2022 This morning, I spoke with President Zelenskyy to discuss Russia’s brutal and ongoing war against Ukraine. I reaffirmed my commitment that the United States will stand by Ukraine as it defends its democracy and support its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of unprovoked Russian aggression. I informed President Zelenskyy ... Read More»

One Hundred Days of the Kremlin’s War Against Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN June 3, 2022 In the one hundred days since Russian President Putin ordered his forces to further invade Ukraine, the world has seen the courage and determination of the people of Ukraine as they fight for their country. ... Read More»

President Biden on Staying the Course in Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 31, 2022 New York Times: OPINION –  President Biden: What America Will and Will Not Do in Ukraine The invasion Vladimir Putin thought would last days is now in its fourth month. The Ukrainian people surprised Russia and inspired the world with their sacrifice, grit and battlefield success. The free world and many other nations, led by the United States, rallied to Ukraine’s ... Read More»

Speech by CDA Kristina Kvien on Return to Lviv

Lviv May 2, 2022 Hello, everyone!  I am so happy to be back in Ukraine! This is my first trip back since Russia’s assault started on February 24.  Two days before Russia launched its horrific attack on Ukraine, I stood here in this square and said that President Putin’s “flagrant disrespect for international laws and norms would ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: White House Calls on Congress to Provide Additional Support for Ukraine

The White House April 28, 2022 The assistance the Biden-Harris Administration has provided to Ukraine to date has made a significant difference on the battlefield, helping Ukrainians defend their country and win the battle for Kyiv. Now, as the war shifts to and intensifies in Ukraine’s eastern front, the Biden-Harris Administration is  calling on  Congress to provide ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin Remarks to Traveling Press

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SOUTHEASTERN POLAND APRIL 25, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Morning, everybody.  Secretary Austin and I just returned from Kyiv, where we went at the request of President Biden and the invitation of President Zelenskyy.  We had an opportunity to demonstrate directly our strong support, our strong ongoing support for the Ukrainian Government and for ... Read More»

Remarks By President Biden Providing an Update on Russia and Ukraine

April 21, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everyone.  Sorry to keep you waiting a little bit.  I had the honor of spending some time with the Ukrainian Prime Minister, who’s in town today.  And he is meeting with some of my Cabinet members, including the Secretary of Treasury and others. And we had a — a ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT April 1, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to follow up on their recent meeting in Warsaw, Poland. The Secretary highlighted U.S. efforts to provide Ukraine ... Read More»

Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2022 President Biden spoke today with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine about the ongoing work by the United States and its allies and partners to deliver military, economic, and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and to impose severe costs on Russia for its brutal aggression against Ukraine. The leaders discussed how the United ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at a UN Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy AS DELIVERED March 29, 2022 Thank you, Madam President, for welcoming me to represent the United States at the Security Council today. And thank you, Assistant Secretary Msuya and Executive Director Beasley, and welcome, Deputy Executive of the WFP Abdulla, for your ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the United Efforts of the Free World to Support the People of Ukraine

The Royal Castle in Warsaw Warsaw, Poland March 26, 2022 6:16 P.M. CET THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Please, if you have a seat, be seated.  (Laughter.)  If you don’t, come up on stage. Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be here.  Mr. President, they tell me you’re over ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden Providing an Update on Russia and Ukraine

February 15, 2022 THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Today, I’d like to provide an update on the crisis involving Russia and Ukraine. From the beginning of this crisis, I have been absolutely clear and consistent: The United States is prepared no matter what happens. We are ready with diplomacy — to be engaged in diplomacy with ... Read More»

U.S. Statement for the Meeting Under Vienna Document Chapter III 16.2

As delivered by Ambassador Michael Carpenter February 15, 2022 Mr. Chair, The United States welcomes the decision by Ukraine to call for this meeting. Ukraine is well within its rights under Chapter III, paragraph 16.2 of the Vienna Document to ask for detailed information on the goals of the Russian Federation’s large-scale and highly unusual military buildup ... Read More»

Operations at U.S. Embassy Kyiv

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken February 14, 2022 I have no higher priority than the safety and security of Americans around the world, and that, of course, includes our colleagues serving at our posts overseas. My team and I constantly review ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé Kvien on the arrival of U.S. security assistance to Ukraine

January 25, 2022 Thank you so much for joining us and for braving the cold to come today to see what it is that we are talking about. Our message is clear. The United States stand with Ukraine, our Allies and partners. And we are working together to expedite security assistance in support of Ukraine’s ... Read More»

Welcoming the Ceasefire in Donbas

Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson December 23, 2021 The United States welcomes yesterday’s OSCE announcement regarding the “strong determination” of Ukrainian government forces and Russia-led forces in eastern Ukraine to fully adhere to the Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire agreement of July 22, 2020.  We hope the resultant peace will create the diplomatic space ... Read More»

President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to Ukraine to Attend the Crimea Platform Summit and 30th Anniversary of Independence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2021 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Crimea Platform Summit and events of the 30th Anniversary of Independence on August 23-24, 2021. The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: Ms. ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation Along Ukraine’s Borders

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 12, 2021  The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union.  Begin Text: We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, ... Read More»

Remembering the Victims of PS752

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 9, 2021 The American people honor the memory of the passengers and crew of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752, whose lives were abruptly and senselessly taken one year ago by an unjustified Iranian shootdown.  The United States joins the Governments of Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, ... Read More»

Ukraine’s Dual Challenges

By Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien November 20, 2020 In late 2013, Ukrainians gathered on the Maidan to demand their government make good on its promises of Euro-Atlantic integration. Their dignified revolution, founded on the premise that Ukraine’s Western trajectory was a vital national interest, struck a powerful blow against entrenched interests who opposed that ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Event:  On March 14, the Government of Ukraine announced that it is suspending all commercial flights to and from Ukraine for a period of two weeks beginning on 00:01 a.m., March 17.  This is in addition to barring entry for all foreigners effective 00:01 a.m., March 16.  All border crossing points will be closed, including all land borders.  The ... Read More»

The United States Reaffirms Its Support for Ukraine at the Normandy Format Summit

December 7,  2019 The United States reaffirms our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the lead up to the Normandy Format Summit. The United States is committed to working with our Allies and partners to keep pressure on Russia to live up to its commitments and to begin the process of peacefully restoring ... Read More»

Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien At a World AIDS Day Commemoration

November 29, 2019 Good morning, everybody.  I think it’s a testament to your dedication and belief in this cause that you’re all here today despite the rain and a little bit of inclement weather. First, I’d like to thank 100% Life for organizing this event today, and also for their dedication to this cause over ... Read More»

Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s ... Read More»

Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson U.S. Department of State September 8, 2019 The United States welcomes the news of the release of 35 Ukrainians held by Russia, in exchange for 35 prisoners held by Ukraine.  We have consistently called for the release of the 24 Ukrainian crewmembers detained by Russia following the November 2018 ... Read More»

Remarks by DCM Kristina Kvien at American Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 6, 2019 Thank you everybody. It’s wonderful to be here. First of all, let me say I’m incredibly impressed with the crowd here — so large! I’m glad you’ve all come to enjoy the beautiful day and take advantage of the lovely space. First of all, I’d like to thank Andy and the ... Read More»

Remarks at the UN General Assembly’s 67th Plenary Meeting on the Situation in Ukraine

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City February 20, 2019 As Delivered The United States would like to thank the President of the General Assembly for hosting today’s important meeting, and welcome President Poroshenko. Thank you for joining us today. Five years ago, the world bore witness ... Read More»

Remarks With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko At a Joint Press Availability

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Kyiv, Ukraine July 9, 2017 PRESIDENT POROSHENKO: (Via interpreter) Dear Mr. Secretary of State, dear members of the delegations, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, I would like to welcome Mr. Rex Tillerson today here in Ukraine. Your arrival, dear Mr. Secretary of State, is a follow-up of those ... Read More»

Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Hamburg, Kyiv, and Istanbul

Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 5, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will accompany President Donald J. Trump on travel to Hamburg, Germany, July 5–9. Secretary Tillerson will then make his first official visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on July 9, where he will meet President Poroshenko and with young reformers ... Read More»

Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to a Sovereign and Whole Ukraine on the Third Anniversary of Russia’s Crimean “Referendum”

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON March 16, 2017 Three years ago, Russia seized and occupied Crimea. Russia then staged an illegitimate referendum in which residents of Crimea were compelled to vote while heavily armed foreign forces occupied their land. The United States does ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Readout of President Trump’s call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2017 President Donald J. Trump just had [5 p.m. Saturday] a very good call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to address a variety of topics, including Ukraine’s long-running conflict with Russia. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Yovanovitch at the “Women Leading Reform” Network Launch

October 20, 2016 Kyiv-Mohyla Business School Доброго вечора всім!  Я дуже рада бути тут сьогодні. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak at this event. The role of women in government and, indeed, society is one near and dear to my heart. Many of you are already active reformers, and I thank you ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Treasury Sanctions Individuals and Entities for Sanctions Evasion and Activities Related to the Conflict in Ukraine

September 1, 2016 U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Will Maintain Sanctions Pressure Until Russia Has Fulfilled All of Its Commitments under the Minsk Agreements WASHINGTON – To maintain the effectiveness of existing sanctions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated 37 individuals and ... Read More»

US Ambassador to Ukraine: “The oligarchs are now less powerful” – Der Standard, Austria

July 31, 2016 Interview by Michaela Kampl [transl. from German] Geoffrey Pyatt sees progress in the fight against corruption, but there is still much to do. Much is better now in Ukraine, at least in Geoffrey Pyatt’s view. Pyatt has been US Ambassador to Ukraine since 2013; he will move to Athens during the summer. He ... Read More»

Telephonic Press Briefing by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE Daniel Baer

July 29, 2016 Brussels Media Hub Moderator:  Thank you so much and greetings to everybody from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of you who have dialed in on this Friday morning from across Europe and I’d like to thank you for joining in today’s discussion. We are pleased this ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt at the Opening Ceremony of Operation Sea Breeze

July 24, 2016 Odessa, Bristol Hotel AMBASSADOR PYATT:  Dobroho Ranku!  It is a wonderful pleasure for me to back in Odesa for another edition of the Sea Breeze exercise.  I’d like to begin my remarks by offering profound thanks to Admiral O’Connor, all of his colleagues from Sixth Fleet and in particular the Sailors and ... Read More»

Remarks at the Press Conference “ProZorro System Becomes Compulsory for All Enterprises since August 1: Stage of Preparation & Perspectives”

July 21, 2016 Ukrainian Crisis Media Center Thank you, Max. A democratic, sovereign, prosperous, and united Ukraine remains a top foreign policy priority for the United States. As many have said, and I repeated earlier today at a different event, Ukraine is fighting two wars in its effort to create a new country:  a war ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé George Kent at the Panel Discussion “Adaptation to the New Security Environment after NATO Summit”

July 19, 2016 Hotel Radisson Introduction Thank you very much, Leonid, and to the Center, for hosting this conference. I know you’ve already had a number of distinguished Ukrainian speakers earlier today looking at the results of the Warsaw Summit thru the lens of Ukrainian interests.  I regret missing their comments.   I will share some ... Read More»
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