Ukraine

United States | Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin Statements to the Press

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s my honor today to welcome Minister Klimkin to Washington to breathe new life into the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission and to reaffirm our unwavering support for a democratic Ukraine. It’s good to see you again. I saw you in Paris; it’s wonderful to spend some time … Continue reading United States | Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin Statements to the Press

United States | U.S. Government Imposes Sanctions on Supporters of Russia’s Occupation of Crimea and Forcible Control of Eastern Ukraine

United States – Today, the United States imposed financial sanctions on three individuals and nine entities that are supporting Russia’s attempt to integrate Crimea region of Ukraine through private investment and privatization projects or those that are engaging in serious human rights abuses in furtherance of Russia’s occupation or control over parts of Ukraine. The … Continue reading United States | U.S. Government Imposes Sanctions on Supporters of Russia’s Occupation of Crimea and Forcible Control of Eastern Ukraine

United States | Move Towards Ukrainian Autocephaly

United States  – The United States reiterates its strong support for religious freedom and the freedom of members of religious groups, including Ukraine’s Orthodox community, to govern their religion according to their beliefs, free of outside interference. We support Ukrainians’ ability to worship as they choose and hope this will be respected by all. Tolerance, … Continue reading United States | Move Towards Ukrainian Autocephaly

MOSCOW | Reports: 10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college

MOSCOW  — Russian news agencies say that up to 10 people may have been killed and at least 40 others wounded by a natural gas explosion at a college in Crimea. The gas canister explosion is said to have occurred Wednesday at the vocational college in the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea, according to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Reports: 10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college

United States | Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Ukraine and Denmark To Advance Anti-Corruption Initiatives

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, and Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-23, to participate in anti-corruption focused events and discussions. While in Ukraine, Assistant Secretary Madison will meet with officials from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the State Border Guard … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Ukraine and Denmark To Advance Anti-Corruption Initiatives

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. They discussed a range of issues, including cooperative efforts against Russia’s malign influence, Russia’s use of energy projects to extort and intimidate Ukraine and other European allies, as well … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

KIEV, Ukraine | Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — The United States special envoy for Ukraine said Saturday that Washington would consider providing more armaments to the country, whose army is fighting with Russia-backed separatist rebels in the east. U.S. President Donald Trump this year reversed the Obama administration‘s refusal to provide lethal aid to Ukraine and has sent more than … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine | Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

LVIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City authorities honored recipients during Sunday’s ceremony … Continue reading LVIV, Ukraine | Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary