KYIV – After a 15-month hiatus, the head of the largest organization representing U.S. citizens of Ukrainian heritage visited Ukraine on a fact-finding mission where he discussed “concrete issues” with high-level government, security and diplomatic officials, as well as a member of parliament.
KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s invitation to the White House in July comes as Kyiv is reeling from what it says is not reciprocal support from its Western partners, including from the U.S., amid escalating Russian belligerence and being shunned from the high-level summit in Brussels at the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Europe’s soccer governing body, UEFA, ordered Ukraine on June 10 to change its men’s national soccer team’s jersey based on a complaint from Russia that came a day before the month-long quadrennial tournament begins.
KYIV – A bipartisan Congressional delegation of three U.S. Senators visited Ukraine on June 2 to reaffirm bicameral legislative support for Ukraine amid Russian aggression and efforts to implement pro-democratic reforms.
KYIV – Ukrainian-Belarusian relations further deteriorated this week as both sides imposed sanctions on one another following the forced landing on May 23 of a passenger plane in Minsk where an exiled Belarusian journalist and his Russian girlfriend were detained.
KYIV – U.S. President Joe Biden has defended the lifting of sanctions on the company that controls the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) natural gas pipeline whose completion will effectively eliminate Ukraine as a vital energy transit country and leave it vulnerable to additional Russian aggression.
KYIV – The oldest automotive importer owned by a Ukrainian American secured a 20-million-euro ($24 million) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to expand operations in the country.
The Winner Group investment will be used to complete the construction of new Renault and Volvo dealerships, help the company transition to a green economy by investing in electric vehicles and expand its logistics, distribution and service capabilities, according to the May 25 EBRD news release.
KYIV – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on May 6 paid a one-day visit to Ukraine where he reiterated U.S. government support for the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression.
KYIV – After 506 days in jail, the last of the three suspects in the high-profile murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet was released on April 30 and placed under round-the-clock house arrest with an electronic monitoring device.