Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine (June 20)

Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine (June 20) 11:09 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with President Poroshenko of the Ukraine — a place that we’ve all been very much involved in.  And you’ve been seeing it and everybody has been reading about it. ...
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United States Condemns Attack on Special Monitoring Missions in Eastern Ukraine (February 26)

United States Condemns Attack on Special Monitoring Missions in Eastern Ukraine (February 26) Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 26, 2017 The United States is closely monitoring the growing violence in eastern Ukraine in recent weeks and the continuing failure of the combined-Russian separatist forces to honor the cease-fire called for under the Minsk ...
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Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity (February 20)

Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity (February 20) Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 20, 2017 Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square, to demand that their voices be heard. Braving subzero temperatures and violence by security forces, these Ukrainians peacefully called on their government to ...
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Cease-Fire Violations in Eastern Ukraine (January 31)

Cease-Fire Violations in Eastern Ukraine (January 31) Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned with the recent spike in violence in eastern Ukraine around Avdiivka-Yasynuvata. Since January 28, the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission has reported a dramatic increase in fighting, including with heavy artillery and other weapons ...
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Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at a Joint Press Availability with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (January 17)

Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at a Joint Press Availability with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (January 17) THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, I may have to call you once every couple weeks just to hear your voice.  (Laughter.)  This has been going on a long time. Good afternoon, everyone.  It’s a great, pleasure to ...
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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Crimea (March 18)

Two years on from the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the European Union remains firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The European Union reiterates that it does not recognise and continues to condemn this violation of international law. It remains a ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (August 28)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in the Donbas, Ukrainian political and economic reforms, and implementation of the Minsk agreements.  The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on reaching agreement with Ukraine’s commercial creditors on debt restructuring, and welcomed news of an agreement among several pro-reform political forces ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (July 24)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The two leaders discussed ongoing U.S. security assistance for Ukraine, Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts, energy security, and the urgency of seeking justice in the Malaysia Airlines MH-17 tragedy. The Vice President welcomed the recent reform laws that were passed by the Rada and noted the need ...
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REMARKS: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken And Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (July 13)

July 13, 2015 Treaty Room Washington, D.C. DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon.  It is very good to have Prime Minister Yatsenyuk here at the State Department and in the United States more generally.  We had a terrific session this morning with the first-ever U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum and I think we’re all very excited about ...
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Readout of the President and Vice President’s Meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine (July 13)

President Obama dropped by a meeting today between Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine.  President Obama and Vice President Biden both expressed unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and underscored the U.S. commitment to maintaining sanctions on Russia until it fully implements its obligations under the Minsk agreements.  The ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (July 2)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. The two leaders discussed Ukraine’s reform agenda and the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum on July 13th in Washington, DC. The Vice President welcomed the advancement of the constitutional reform process in Ukraine as a means to bring about meaningful decentralization of power in keeping ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (June 12)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in the eastern part of the country and Ukraine’s reform agenda. The two leaders agreed on the importance of maintaining sanctions on Russia  until it fully implements the Minsk agreements, and that additional significant sanctions would be necessary if Russia further ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (June 10)

Vice President Joe Biden met today at the White House with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to discuss Ukraine’s reform agenda and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The Vice President underscored the resolve of the United States and its G-7 partners to continue pressing Russia to fully implement the Minsk agreements, including return of the ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Mayor Vitaly Klychko of Kyiv, Ukraine (April 27)

Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House today with Vitaly Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine. The Vice President and Mayor discussed the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the vital importance of implementing reforms in Ukraine. Mayor Klychko outlined reforms undertaken in Kyiv over the last year to improve transparency in public procurement ...
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Fact Sheet on Russian Aggression in Ukraine – Marie Harf, U.S. State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson (April 22)

Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the “Minsk 2” agreement signed in mid-February. Combined Russian-separatist forces maintain a sizable number of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers within areas prohibited under the Minsk accords. The Russian military has deployed additional air defense systems into eastern Ukraine and moved several of these nearer ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (April 20)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in the east and Ukraine’s reform agenda. The Vice President informed President Poroshenko that the United States will provide the Government of Ukraine with an additional $17.7 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable populations, including shelter, health and sanitation support, food ...
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Testimony on Ukraine Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee (March 4)

Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC March 4, 2015 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel and members of this committee – thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today on the situation in Ukraine and for your personal investment in that country’s ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (February 28)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in the east and the Ukrainian government’s steps to set its economy on a path to recovery and sustainable growth. President Poroshenko informed the Vice President of continued shelling in the vicinity of Donetsk and Mariupol by Russia-backed separatists, and further casualties ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Calls with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and President Petro Poroshenko (February 20)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke separately today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and President Petro Poroshenko to discuss the latest situation in eastern Ukraine. The Vice President again strongly condemned the offensive by Russia-backed separatists in the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, which was directly supported by Russian regular troops operating inside Ukraine in blatant ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine (February 14)

The President spoke with Ukrainian President Poroshenko today to express his sympathy for the mounting toll of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and his deep concern about the ongoing violence, particularly in and around Debaltseve.  The two leaders emphasized the pressing need for all signatories to implement the cease fire and protocol agreements reached at ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine (February 12)

The United States welcomes the agreement reached today in Minsk by the OSCE-led Trilateral Contact Group, which was endorsed by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France.  The agreement represents a potentially significant step toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict and the restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty consistent with the Minsk agreements from last ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY: Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement (February 12)

Ukraine Ceasefire Agreement The United States welcomes the news that the OSCE-led Trilateral Contact Group, supported by Chancellor Merkel and Presidents Hollande, Poroshenko, and Putin, reached agreement on a ceasefire and heavy weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, and on the implementation of the September Minsk agreements.  We particularly commend the diplomatic efforts of our European ...
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BACKGROUND BRIEFING: Senior Administration Officials On Ukraine (February 12)

Senior Administration Officials On Ukraine February 12, 2015 Via Teleconference MODERATOR:  All right.  Thank you very much, Operator, and thanks to all the participants in the call today.  We have a background call on Ukraine with two senior Administration officials.  This call will be on background, so no names or titles please, but I will tell ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Poroshenko of Ukraine (February 10)

President Obama spoke today with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine and the current talks on a cease-fire and peace deal.  The President expressed his condolences for the continuing loss of life of Ukrainian citizens and his strong support for the current peace negotiations.  Both the President and President Poroshenko ...
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REMARKS: Secretary of State John Kerry Press Availability with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk After Their Meeting (February 5)

February 5, 2015 Cabinet of Ministers Kyiv, Ukraine PRIME MINISTER YATSENYUK:  Mr. Secretary, it’s a great, great pleasure to see you in Kyiv.  I want to be very clear saying the United States of America is one of the strongest allies of Ukraine, and we truly appreciate your support in our fight for our freedom, for ...
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REMARKS: Secretary of State John Kerry After Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (February 5)

February 5, 2015 Bankova  Kyiv, Ukraine PRESIDENT POROSHENKO:  Mr. Secretary, we are very pleased to welcome you, as the United States Secretary of State. SECRETARY KERRY:  Thank you. PRESIDENT POROSHENKO:  It’s almost one year passed since your last visit in Kyiv and I still remember the very crucial and positive discussions we had at that time, and ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance for Vulnerable Populations in Ukraine (February 5)

On February 5, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. government intends to provide$16.4 million in new humanitarian assistance to help Ukrainians affected by the violence in the Donbas.  These contributions will support the work of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (January 28)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The two leaders discussed the continued attacks in eastern Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists and the heavy toll that the Russian-backed offensive in the east was having on Ukraine’s civilian population. The Vice President noted that as long as Russia continues its blatant disregard of ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany (January 27)

The President spoke today with Chancellor Merkel of Germany regarding developments in Ukraine.  The two leaders expressed concern about the significant increase in violence in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s materiel support for the separatists and its failure to fulfill its commitment under the Minsk Agreement, and they agreed on the need to hold Russia accountable ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Emergency Briefing on Ukraine (Januar

Thank you, Mr. President for convening today’s urgent meeting. Under Secretary-General Feltman, we are grateful for your thorough briefing on such short notice. Just five days ago, we met in this Council and denounced the devastating consequences of attacks by Russian-backed separatists on civilians in eastern Ukraine, and we appealed to Russia to stop supporting, ...
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NATO Secretary General statement on the situation in Ukraine (January 24)

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sharply escalated, with indications of a large-scale offensive by Russian-backed separatists at multiple locations in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as well as against the city of Mariupol. This is in utter disregard of the ceasefire.  The shelling of residential areas in the city of Mariupol from separatist-controlled territory has ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (January 24)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in eastern Ukraine. The Vice President condemned the attacks and violence in eastern Ukraine initiated by Russia-backed separatists who have launched a military offensive against various cities and towns in the region. The Vice President and President Poroshenko expressed grave concern ...
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Attacks in Ukraine by Russia-Backed Separatists (January 24)

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of StateWashington, DC January 24, 2015 I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today’s horrific assault by Russia-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol, a peaceful city 25 kilometers outside of the Minsk ceasefire line, using Grad rocket systems and other advanced weaponry. With smoke rising ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (January 13)

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine, additional U.S. financial assistance for Ukraine, and efforts to promote the Minsk peace process. The Vice President expressed his condolences for the civilians killed in the bombing of a passenger bus today in Donetsk Oblast, and expressed ...
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