More Ukrainian grain delivered worldwide via U.N. deal

The U.N.’s Black Sea Grain Initiative has delivered nearly 28 million metric tons of Ukrainian foodstuffs to help many of the world’s most needy. The deal also has helped to lower global food prices. “This critical work is done against the backdrop of the ongoing war and active hostilities,” Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the U.N. ... Read More»

U.S., Ukraine launch rebuilding initiative

The United States and Ukraine are working together with the international business community to accelerate rebuilding efforts in Ukraine. The U.S.-Ukraine Partnership Forum brought together government, private sector and other leaders to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington April 13 to discuss ways to rebuild and revitalize Ukraine’s economy. “The need for the bold and original ideas of ... Read More»

Lending medical support to Ukraine

Lily Manson, a 7-year-old Illinois girl, watched news about Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on television and wanted to help. Her father, Chris Manson, told Voice of America that during dinner she asked, “Can we pray for the people of Ukraine?” They did more than pray. Read More»

Supporting Ukraine’s children

Sophia, 16, was sitting in physics class in Kharkiv when Russia began bombing the city in February 2022. As the bombing intensified over the following days, Sophia was forced to travel to a city in western Ukraine. Months later she learned that her childhood home had been destroyed. “There is nothing but stones,” she said (PDF, ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Virtual Panel Session on “A Just and Lasting Peace in Ukraine”

In his first year in office, President Biden launched the summit to look at the future of democracy, which we see is at an inflection point.  Worldwide, we see autocrats violating human rights and suppressing fundamental freedoms; corrupting – and with corruption eating away at young people’s faith in their future; citizens questioning whether democracy ... Read More»

Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

This week, as Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine continues at great cost, we are again reminded of the boundless courage and steadfast resolve of the people of Ukraine as well as the strong support for Ukraine in the international community. Pursuant to a delegation of authority from President Biden, I am authorizing our 33rd ... Read More»

Defending Ukraine’s art and culture from destruction

The Ukrainian people and their supporters worldwide are working to preserve Ukraine’s culture and to document the damage Russia’s military has caused. For its part, the U.S. Department of State announced February 23 that its Ukraine Cultural Heritage Response Initiative will invest $7 million to support Ukrainian efforts to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage. Read More»

World remains united behind Ukraine, 1 year later

On the eve of the first year since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution calling for ”comprehensive peace” in Ukraine and demanding the Russian Federation withdraw its military forces. “Today’s vote was really historic. You saw one year after Russia’s illegal, unprovoked, full-scale invasion into Ukraine where ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukraine

Mr.  President, Mr.  Secretary-General, fellow council members: One year and one week ago – on February 17th, 2022 – I warned this council that Russia was planning to invade Ukraine. I said that Russia would manufacture a pretext, and then use missiles, tanks, soldiers, cyber attacks to strike pre-identified targets, including Kyiv, with the aim ... Read More»

U.S. Embassies and Consulates General Illuminated with Colors of the Ukrainian Flag

To mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Missions to Italy, the Holy See, and the UN Agencies in Rome will illuminate their office buildings in Rome, Florence, Milan, and Naples with the colors of Ukrainian flag. These symbolic gestures represent U.S. solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine. ... Read More»

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

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 people of Ukraine, and the support for Ukraine in the international community. Read More»

Third Statement on Russia’s War on Ukraine and International Sport

Ministerial and senior representatives from our collective group of nations met on Friday 10 February. We were honored to be joined by President Zelenskyy, who outlined the ongoing devastation being inflicted on Ukraine, including its sports infrastructure and athletes, due to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable war of choice, facilitated by the Belarusian government. We reaffirmed our ... Read More»

Crimes Against Humanity in Ukraine

Based on a careful analysis of the law and available facts, I have determined that members of Russia’s forces and other Russian officials have committed crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Members of Russia’s forces have committed execution-style killings of Ukrainian men, women, and children; torture of civilians in detention through beatings, electrocution, and mock executions; ... Read More»

Fixing Ukraine’s power grid

Temperatures inside the school can drop to 10 degrees Celsius. When a bombing occurs in the area, the students huddle in air raid shelters. Russia’s forces have attacked the city several times since the February 2022 full-scale invasion and are targeting civilian infrastructure such as heating, power and gas. Read More»

Critical New U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

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 its people, as well as armored infantry vehicles and more equipment that Ukraine is using so effectively, including Javelin anti-tank ... Read More»

Defending Ukraine: Yana Zinkevych and Hospitallers

Courageous Ukrainian civilians are making extraordinary contributions in support of their country’s freedom in the face of Russia’s aggression. A ShareAmerica series, Defending Ukraine, profiles some of the people who exemplify that indomitable spirit. In 2014, when Russia illegally invaded Ukraine, including parts of the Donbas region, Yana Zinkevych was a high school student planning to ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with G7+ Partners on Ukraine Energy Sector Support

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi co-hosted a meeting today with G7 and other key partners to reaffirm collective support for Ukraine’s energy sector.  The Secretary led discussion of ongoing efforts to expedite energy equipment deliveries to Ukraine, praised Ukrainian citizens’ continued resilience, and highlighted the new $125 million ... Read More»

$125 Million for Support of Ukraine’s Urgent Energy Systems Needs

The United States announced today that we will work with Congress to program an additional $125 million in funding to support Ukraine’s energy and electricity grid against Russia’s continued attacks on utilities and other civilian infrastructure. This funding would come from the recently passed Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023. Read More»

Defending Ukraine: Dattalion founders fight disinformation

People outside Ukraine cannot experience the war directly, so two activists from Ukraine made it possible to see and hear the conflict’s sights and sounds. Nataliya Mykolska posted on social media images of Russia’s military attacking cities and towns across Ukraine in the days after the Kremlin launched its full-scale invasion in February 2022. When people kept ... Read More»

Defending Ukraine: Oleksandra Matviichuk

Ukrainians are taking bold steps to preserve their nation’s sovereignty. A ShareAmerica series, Defending Ukraine, profiles some of the extraordinary people in Ukraine who exemplify that spirit. Ukraine’s sovereignty means enough to Oleksandra Matviichuk that she has devoted her career to protecting it. A human rights lawyer, she is one of many in her country ... Read More»

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

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to underscore ongoing U.S. support for Ukraine’s defense as Russia continues its assaults on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure.  President Biden highlighted how the U.S. is prioritizing efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s air defense through our security assistance, including the December 9 announcement of $275 ... Read More»

$275 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

In recent weeks the Kremlin has increased its attacks against critical infrastructure, attacks that are causing widespread suffering for the people of Ukraine. But as winter deepens, so does our support for Ukraine. Today, the United States continues to support Ukraine with additional military assistance to help defend itself from Russia’s ongoing brutal and unprovoked ... Read More»

Working to keep electricity on in Ukraine

The United States is providing an additional $53 million in assistance to repair Ukraine’s electrical systems after Russia’s military attacks repeatedly targeted Ukraine’s power sector. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the new funding November 29 on the sidelines of the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Bucharest. The assistance will deliver critical electricity grid equipment, ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to reaffirm the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.  Secretary Blinken expressed to Foreign Minister Kuleba that the United States rejects Russian Defense Minister Shoygu’s transparently false allegations that Ukraine is preparing to use a dirty bomb on its own territory and that the world would see ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Ukraine’s continued defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.  They discussed Moscow’s latest illegal and illegitimate efforts to change Ukraine’s borders by force as well as mounting atrocities committed by Russia’s forces against the people of Ukraine, including ... Read More»

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Illegal Annexation of Sovereign Ukrainian Territory

We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation in the strongest possible terms of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its continued violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and Independence. ... Read More»

More Ukrainian grain reaching developing countries

Ukraine exported more than 4 million metric tons of food in August, reaching hungry people in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. Prior to Russia’s February 24 invasion, Ukraine shipped 6 million metric tons of grain a month. The recent shipments are the result of a deal brokered by Türkiye and the United Nations between Ukraine and ... Read More»

Protecting Ukraine’s internet access and critical data

The U.S. government and private sector are providing critical cybersecurity assistance to Ukraine, helping the country stay online during Russia’s brutal and unjust war. The Kremlin’s further invasion of Ukraine has used information warfare tactics, including cyberattacks on core infrastructure and dissemination of disinformation through state-sponsored malign networks, as well as mass disruption of internet service, according ... Read More»

U.S. museums celebrate Ukrainian culture

More than a million people of Ukrainian descent live in the United States, primarily in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. U.S. museums across the country elevate Ukrainian culture, history and art. “One of the things that President Putin’s war is trying to accomplish is to somehow erase Ukrainian identity,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken ... Read More»

Statement by President Biden on Russia’s Unprovoked and Unjustified Attack on Ukraine

The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will ... Read More»

Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past four years, the international community has spoken with a strong, clear, and largely united voice denouncing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The United States, the ... Read More»
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