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»

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»

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»

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»
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