Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine, February 5, 2015, to highlight the United States’ steadfast, ongoing support for the people of Ukraine and our commitment to helping Ukraine overcome the economic and security challenges it faces.
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) February 5, 2015
While in Kyiv, Secretary Kerry met with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. After meeting with Ukrainian President Poroshenko, the Secretary said, "The people of the United States share unwavering support for the Ukrainian people as they continue to display a very courageous journey towards democracy, towards freedom, independence, and most importantly towards the protection of the appropriate respect due for the sovereignty of your country. Your people have bravely and relentlessly pursued a sovereign democratic future; we admire that and we respect it."
— Rick Stengel (@stengel) February 5, 2015
The Secretary also announced that the U.S. government will to provide new humanitarian assistance to help alleviate the suffering of Ukrainians in conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine, including Donetsk and Luhansk. These contributions will support the work of the UNHCR, OCHA, and other organizations. This assistance will provide urgently needed shelter and home repairs, blankets, bedding, warm clothing, and other support to meet the most critical humanitarian needs.
Next, Secretary Kerry travels to Germany to participate in the 51st Munich Security Conference, February 6-8. The Secretary will deliver remarks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
For more information: