August 30, 2019

New Peace Corps volunteers arrive in Ukraine


KYIV – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires William Taylor welcomed and swore in nine new Peace Corps volunteers who will be serving across Ukraine. Addressing the new group of volunteers on August 9, Mr. Taylor said, “I think that the Peace Corps in Ukraine is one of the best things that Americans do here. I was here as ambassador from 2006 to 2009, and I have the great honor and the great opportunity to come back leading the U.S. mission here in Ukraine.” Noting that this is the largest Peace Corps program anywhere in the world, Mr. Taylor underscored: “…this program allows Americans to live with Ukrainians, and it allows Ukrainians to understand the United States better. It also will allow — and this is a charge to Peace Corps volunteers when they go home, back to the United States, to explain Ukraine to Americans.”

Source: U.S. Embassy Kyiv