Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s Remarks on the Two-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine

AMBASSADOR VICTORIA NULAND, UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS CENTER FOR SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS) WASHINGTON, D.C. FEBRUARY 22, 2024 UNDER SECRETARY NULAND: Thank you, Max, it is very good to be here with you at CSIS; and thanks to CSIS for decades of incisive research and recommendations for policymakers. I have been a beneficiary myself …

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Ambassador Tracy’s TV Dozhd Interview

February, 16 SPEAKERS Ambassador Tracy Ekaterina Kotrikadze Ambassador Tracy: Thank you Katya. It’s good to be here with you today. Ekaterina: So, first of all, it’s been a year as I understand as you have started your job in Moscow. How do you feel? How’s it going? Ambassador Tracy: Well Katya, thank you. And let …

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Ambassador Lynne Tracy’s Statement following Evan Gershkovich’s court hearing on February 20, 2024

Statement by Lynne Tracy, United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation I have just left the Moscow City Court, where the court has denied the appeal of Evan Gershkovich’s latest extension of detention. Evan is an American journalist whom Russian authorities have wrongfully detained for nearly an entire year. The U.S. position remains unchanged. The …

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Protecting Ukraine’s invaluable heritage

By ShareAmerica In the early hours of July 23, 2023, a Russian missile struck Transfiguration Cathedral, severely damaging the largest church in Odesa, Ukraine. A woman outside the Odesa Transfiguration Cathedral, destroyed in Russian missile attacks July 23, 2023 (© Jae C. Hong/AP) In the days that followed, people of the city came to see …

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U.S. humanitarian aid for Ukraine war tops $2.6 billion

By ShareAmerica The U.S. commitment to Ukraine in the face of Russia’s aggression is broad and enduring. The U.S. government has provided more than  $2.6 billion  (PDF, 753KB) in humanitarian assistance to help people affected by Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This humanitarian assistance — through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department …

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Joint Statement Condemning Russia’s War of Aggression Against Ukraine

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release January 22, 2024 Joint Statement Condemning Russia’s War of Aggression Against Ukraine (The following is a joint statement delivered by Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine, on behalf of Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, …

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First Trilateral Sanctions against Russian Cyber Actor

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 23, 2024 In coordination with Australia and the United Kingdom, the United States is designating a Russian cyber actor involved in the 2022 ransomware attack against an Australian healthcare insurer.  Today’s action, our first trilateral sanctions action using our respective cyber sanctions regimes, strengthens our partnership in the …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing Called by Russia on Threats to International Peace and Security

Ambassador Robert Wood Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs New York, New York January 22, 2024 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you, Deputy High Representative Ebo, for your briefing. Mr. President, it is unfortunate that the Russian Federation continues to call for repeated meetings on this topic and use this Council as …

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Special Assistant to the President Nicholas Berliner with Editor-in-Chief of the RTVI USA TV Channel Yevgeny Piskunov

INTERVIEW REVERSE TRANSLATION FROM RUSSIAN PROGRAM AUDIO TRANSCRIPT JANUARY 15, 2024 Q.: I would like to thank you right away for giving us the opportunity to record an interview with you. My first question is about leaks in the American media that Russia is going to freeze the conflict in Ukraine. There was a similar …

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Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia Nicholas Berliner With Yekaterina Kotrikadze of TV Rain (TV Dozhd)

INTERVIEW REVERSE TRANSLATION FROM RUSSIAN PROGRAM AUDIO TRANSCRIPT JANUARY 12, 2024 Q: Good afternoon. Thank you for agreeing to answer our questions. First of all, I want to ask you about the war in Ukraine, because this is an extremely important issue and a lot depends on it. Chuck Schumer recently said that if the …

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Joint Statement on DPRK-Russia Ballistic Missile Transfers

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 9, 2024 The following is a statement from the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, …

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Religious Freedom Designations

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 4, 2024 Advancing the freedom of religion or belief has been a core objective of U.S. foreign policy ever since Congress passed and enacted the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998.  As part of that enduring commitment, I have designated Burma, the People’s Republic of China, Cuba, …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. DECEMBER 20, 2023 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good morning, everyone. QUESTION:  Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  When President Biden took office, he promised to deliver for the American people by reinvesting in America’s greatest sources of strength.  And since day one, that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’ve done …

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Taking Additional Sweeping Measures Against Russia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 12, 2023 The United States is imposing sanctions today on over 250 individuals and entities in connection with Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  The Department of State is imposing sanctions on over 100 entities and individuals, including those engaged in sanctions evasion, furthering Russia’s ability to …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

Ambassador Robert Wood Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs New York, New York December 6, 2023 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And thank you, Assistant-Secretary-General Jenca and Director for Coordination Rajasingham for your briefings today. Colleagues, since last February, Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of nearly 10,000 …

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G7 Leaders’ Statement

WHITE HOUSE DECEMBER 06, 2023 We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), met virtually on December 6, 2023, to address global challenges and shape a course for a better future. We reaffirm our commitment made at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, which is a city that suffered an atomic bombing and now has …

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Targeting Procurement Network for Russia’s Military Sector

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 5, 2023 The Department of the Treasury today sanctioned a network of nine entities and five individuals supporting the Russian military and related materiel sector.  This network has procured electronics with military applications for Russia.  Concurrently, the Department of Commerce added six of these targets to the Bureau …

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Ambassador Tracy interview with RFE/RL Grani Vremeni

Riga, Latvia – October 12, 2023 RFE/RL: My first question, the relation between Moscow and Washington is at it’s worse since the Cold War era. What should diplomats [do] to prevent these conflicts from turning into a wider military confrontation? AMBASSADOR TRACY: I think the other thing that I want to touch on before I …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken With The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic Festival

INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, D.C. SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 MR GOLDBERG:  Thank you, and good morning.  And again, on behalf of everyone at The Atlantic, thank you so much for coming today and tomorrow, I hope.  We have an amazing program.  We’re kicking it off with the Secretary of State.  I’ve told him …

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Press Statement from U.S. Embassy Moscow Vladimir Kara-Murza’s Second Birthday in Detention

Press Statement from U.S. Embassy Moscow Vladimir Kara-Murza’s Second Birthday in Detention September 7, 2023 September 7 is a difficult milestone for Russian pro-democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza.  Today, he turns 42 years old, marking his second birthday in detention, while he undergoes a perilous transfer to a penal colony after the denial of his appeal …

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Joint Statement Delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Russia’s Continued Pursuit of Weapons from the DPRK

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release August 30, 2023 Joint Statement Delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Russia’s Continued Pursuit of Weapons from the DPRK   (The following is a joint statement delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations, …

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Video of Former Embassy Moscow Service Provider and FSB Summons of U.S. Diplomats

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 28, 2023 We have seen the video shown on Russia’s state media depicting the alleged confession of Russian citizen, Mr. Robert Shonov, as well as images of apparent Federal Security Service (FSB) summons for two diplomats working at U.S. Embassy Moscow in connection to the case. The allegations …

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Imposing Sanctions on Individuals and Entities to Promote Accountability for Forced Transfer and Deportation of Ukrainian Children

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 24, 2023 Today, on Ukrainian Independence Day, the Department of State is imposing sanctions and pursuing visa restrictions to promote accountability for individuals and entities connected to forcible transfer and deportation of Ukraine’s children.  Some targets are being designated pursuant to  Executive Order (E.O.) 14024  , which authorizes sanctions with respect to …

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Russia’s War on Ukraine’s Grain and Global Food Supply, in Five Myths

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER AUGUST 17, 2023 Russia’s disinformation myths cannot hide the hard truths that (1) sanctions did not apply to Russia’s grain, (2) Ukraine’s grain is critical to getting adequate food to low-income countries, (3) Russia cannot replace Ukraine’s grain supply, (4) the Kremlin is on track to destroy more grain than it has …

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Designating Individuals Involved in the Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 17, 2023 Today, the United States is designating four Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) operatives, Alexey Alexandrovich Alexandrov, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, Ivan Vladimirovich Osipov, and Vladimir Alexandrovich Panyaev, pursuant to the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 for their involvement in the poisoning of Russian opposition …

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Sanctioning Entities Connected to Russia-DPRK Arms Dealer

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 16, 2023 Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on three entities connected to a U.S.-sanctioned arms dealer who has attempted to facilitate arms deals between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Russian Federation for Russia’s use in its brutal war against Ukraine. Earlier this …

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United States Sanctions Russian Financial Elites and a Russian Business Association

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 11, 2023 Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on four prominent members of Russia’s financial elite who have served on the supervisory board of the Alfa Group Consortium, one of the largest financial and investment conglomerates in Russia. We are also imposing sanctions on the …

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Marking Fifteen Years Since Russia’s Invasion and Occupation of Georgia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2023 Fifteen years ago, Russia invaded the sovereign nation of Georgia and occupied 20 percent of its territory. The United States remains steadfast in our support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. The lives of the conflict-affected populations have forever …

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U.S. destroys stockpile to help rid the world of chemical weapons

By ShareAmerica The United States has completely destroyed its stockpile of chemical weapons, moving “one step closer to a world free from the horrors of chemical weapons,” President Biden announced July 7. U.S. State Department officials called the end of the 30-year destruction effort a milestone both in maintaining U.S. compliance with the Chemical Weapons …

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Remarks by President Biden on Supporting Ukraine, Defending Democratic Values, and Taking Action to Address Global Challenges | Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius University Vilnius, Lithuania JULY 12, 2023 7:51 P.M. EEST THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Lithuania!  (Applause.)  As my mother would say, “God love ya.”  No seats.  Holy mackerel.  (Laughter.) It’s good to be back in Vilnius, a nation and a region that knows better than anyone the transformational power of freedom.  (Applause.)  You know, you showed …

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Attack on Yelena Milashina and Alexander Nemov in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 6, 2023 The United States is appalled by the brutal beating of renowned journalist Yelena Milashina and attorney Alexander Nemov in Chechnya on July 4.  The Russian government should conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of this savage attack and …

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Protesting Moscow’s Designation of the Anglo-American School as a “Foreign Agent”

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON STATEMENT BY MATTHEW MILLER, SPOKESPERSON July 5, 2023 The United States protests the Russian government’s egregious decision to designate the Anglo-American School of Moscow a “foreign agent,” the latest in a series of Russian Government actions that have forced the closure of the Anglo-American School. The Anglo-American …

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Joint Statement on Pride Month by the Ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom

Joint Statement on Pride Month by the Ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, and Chargés d’Affaires of Australia, Chile, Czechia and Iceland: “We, the undersigned Ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA and the UK, and …

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Statement from President Biden on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

WHITE HOUSE JUNE 26, 2023 Torture is prohibited everywhere and at all times. It is illegal, immoral, and a stain on our collective conscience. Today, on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I reaffirm the United States’ opposition to all forms of inhumane treatment and our commitment to eliminating torture and assisting …

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Sanctioning Entities and Individual Connected to Wagner Group in Africa

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 27, 2023 The United States is imposing sanctions on several entities in the Central African Republic (CAR) today for their connection to the transnational criminal organization known as the Wagner Group and for their involvement in activities that undermine democratic processes and institutions in the CAR through illicit …

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Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on World Refugee Day

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release June 20, 2022 Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on World Refugee Day We are facing an unprecedented global displacement crisis. Record numbers of people are being forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict, disasters, and political instability …

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Statement from President Joe Biden on World Refugee Day

WHITE HOUSE JUNE 20, 2023 On World Refugee Day, we join nations around the world in honoring the bravery and resilience of millions of refugees forced to flee violence and oppression. Together, as we celebrate their diverse contributions to the fabric of our communities, we renew our support to citizens and organizations who step up …

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Ukraine

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 16, 2023 The United States is providing $205 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Ukraine as part of our support for those affected by Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified, and brutal war against Ukraine. U.S. humanitarian assistance provides the people of Ukraine with critical support, …

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Remarks for Adoption of a UN General Assembly Resolution on the Status of IDPs and Refugees in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis Acting Deputy Representative to the United Nations New York, New York June 7, 2023 AS DELIVERED Mr. President, Colleagues, the United States is pleased to co-sponsor and support this important resolution. We urge members of the General Assembly to also support the resolution before us today. We remain greatly concerned over the …

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U.S. Sanctions Leading Members of Russian Intelligence-Linked Group Plotting to Destabilize the Government of Moldova

PRESS STATEMENT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 5, 2023 The United States is designating seven leading members of a Russian intelligence-linked group and one entity for their role in Russia’s malign influence campaigns and destabilization operations in Moldova. These actors are a part of Russia’s global information operations that have also targeted the United States, …

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Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Growing Military Cooperation Between Iran and Russia

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release June 9, 2023 Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Growing Military Cooperation Between Iran and Russia I am gravely concerned by the growing military cooperation between Russia and Iran which continues to enable Russia’s prosecution of its brutal …

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USAID’s Response to the Kakhovka Dam Destruction

USAID Office of Press Relations Thursday, June 8, 2023 For Immediate Release Statement By Spokesperson Jessica Jennings The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is responding to the humanitarian, environmental, and economic impacts caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine’s Kherson region on June 6. The destruction of the dam has triggered …

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Remarks by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan for the Arms Control Association (ACA) Annual Forum

THE WHITE HOUSE JUNE 02, 2023 National Press Club Thank you, Tom, for that very important set of introductory comments and for the kind words. I also want to thank Daryl for bringing us all together today. And most importantly—I want to thank all of you for giving me the opportunity to just say a …

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Joint Statement on the Situation in Kherson Following the Destruction of the Kakhovka Dam

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release June 8, 2023 Joint Statement on the Situation in Kherson Following the Destruction of the Kakhovka Dam (The following is a joint statement delivered by Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine, on behalf of Albania, Czech Republic, Estonia, …

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U.S. Countermeasures in Response to Russia’s Violations of the New START Treaty

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 1, 2023 The United States is committed to full and mutual implementation of the New START Treaty. Consistent with that commitment, the United States has adopted lawful countermeasures in response to the Russian Federation’s ongoing violations of the New START Treaty. The Russian Federation’s purported suspension of the …

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United States Imposes Additional Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia in Coordination with International Partners

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 19, 2023 The United States will continue to take actions against Russia until it ends its brutal and illegal war against Ukraine. The United States is implementing commitments made at the G7 Leaders’ Summit to increase costs for Russia and those who support its war effort. Among others, …

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Treasury Sanctions the Head of the Wagner Group in Mali

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PRESS RELEASES MAY 25, 2023 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Ivan Aleksandrovich Maslov (Maslov), the head of Russian Private Military Company ‘Wagner’ (Wagner Group) paramilitary units and its principal administrator based in Mali. The Wagner Group and its leader, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York May 23, 2023 AS DELIVERED Thank you very much, President Berset. And I particularly want to thank Switzerland for making the pressing issue of conflict-induced food security a centerpiece of its presidency. This is also a very high priority for the U.S. …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

Ambassador Robert Wood Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs New York, New York May 18, 2023 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and I thank Mr. Ebo for his detailed briefing. We gather again just weeks after discussing this same topic and, unfortunately, little has changed. We’re here again listening to Russia’s allegations that arms …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Jim O’Brien at a Foreign Press Center Briefing on the Black Sea Grain Initiative

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York May 11, 2023 AS DELIVERED MODERATOR: Welcome to the New York Foreign Press Center. We’re honored to have two distinguished briefers with us today who will speak on the Black Sea Grain Initiative: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations; …

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Media Note: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Announces United States to Join Council of Europe’s Register of Damage for Ukraine

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release May 15, 2023 Media Note: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Announces United States to Join Council of Europe’s Register of Damage for Ukraine The United States has expressed its intent to join the Council of Europe’s “Register of Damage Caused by …

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Release of Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Weapons

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 15, 2023 Continuing with its tradition of transparency despite Russia’s purported suspension of New START, the United States has voluntarily released aggregate numbers of U.S. strategic offensive arms under the New START Treaty’s central limits on nuclear weapons. The United States continues to view transparency among nuclear weapon states as extremely valuable for reducing the …

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The importance of an independent press

By ShareAmerica Free, independent media allow the public to make informed decisions, hold leaders accountable and hear a diversity of opinions — all free of government influence. Journalists in the United States can report on public health questions, question elected officials — sometimes aggressively — and raise controversial issues without fear of reprisal. “Information and …

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Remarks at Russia’s Arria-formula Meeting on the Situation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine

Trina Saha Deputy Political Coordinator New York, New York May 12, 2023 AS DELIVERED The United States takes seriously allegations of violations of human rights, including the freedom of religion or belief. We expect all countries to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms. However, it is hard to take seriously Russia’s meeting today as a …

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Europe moves away from Russia’s oil and gas

By ShareAmerica The European Union is producing all-time highs of wind and solar energy as the 27-country group works to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels from Russia. Four months after Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the European Commission launched REPowerEU . This campaign aims to: Boost the use of renewable energy. …

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Sanctioning Russian Federation and Iranian State Actors Responsible for the Wrongful Detention of U.S. Nationals

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 27, 2023 The United States has no higher commitment than bringing home wrongfully detained Americans. Today, we are promoting accountability for those responsible for wrongfully detaining U.S. nationals abroad. Our actions are a clear and direct warning to those around the world who wrongfully detain U.S. …

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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN Security Council Stakeout on Russia’s Crackdown on Media Freedom

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York April 17, 2023 AS DELIVERED AMBASSADOR LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD: I am delivering this statement on behalf of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, …

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The Sentencing of Opposition Politician Vladimir Kara-Murza

PRESS STATEMENT APRIL 17TH, 2023 The court’s decision today to sentence Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in prison for expressing an opinion critical of the policies of his government is another terrible sign of the repression that has taken hold in Russia. We call for his immediate release. The right to have political opinions, or …

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Remarks at an Arria-Formula Meeting Organized by the Russian Federation on Children in Armed Conflict

Ngoyi Ngoyi Political Advisor New York, New York April 5, 2023 AS DELIVERED Since Russia’s illegal and unprovoked war in Ukraine began, Russia has forcibly separated thousands of children, aged between 4 months and 17 years old, from their families or legal guardians and moved them to over 40 different facilities in Russia-occupied parts of …

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Russians in the U.S., and elsewhere, press for peace

By ShareAmerica Around the world and in the United States people who identify as Russian continue to show support for the people of Ukraine and freedom. To mark one year since the Kremlin launched its full-scale war against Ukraine, many Russians in the United States took to the streets February 24 to voice their opposition, …

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Russia’s Wrongful Detention of Journalist Evan Gershkovich

PRESS STATEMENT VEDANT PATEL, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON APRIL 10, 2023 Today, Secretary Blinken made a determination that Evan Gershkovich is wrongfully detained by Russia. Journalism is not a crime. We condemn the Kremlin’s continued repression of independent voices in Russia, and its ongoing war against the truth. The U.S. government will provide all appropriate support …

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U.S. Embassy Moscow Spotlights Posters for Peace

Press Release U.S. Embassy Moscow Spotlights Posters for Peace December 28, 2022 U.S. Embassy Moscow displayed three winning contributions from the Imagining Peace 2022 poster competition on the walls of the Embassy on December 28, highlighting the continued hope during the holidays that people from across the globe are joined together by a desire to live in peace. …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Mission Russia – Reduction of Consular Services

Location: Russia Event: Reduction of Consular Services – Effective May 12, U.S. Embassy Moscow will reduce consular services offered to include only emergency U.S. citizen services and a very limited number of age-out and life or death emergency immigrant visas. These service reductions are necessary due to the Russian government’s April 23 notification of its …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Russia

Location: Russia Event: Media sources indicate that on Saturday, January 23, demonstrations are being planned throughout Russia in support of an opposition activist. These demonstrations are likely to be unauthorized. Given the likely substantial police presence and possible dispersal of demonstrators into other areas of the cities, U.S. citizens should avoid these demonstrations and any …

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Security Incident at Spaso House, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Moscow

Today, at approximately 16:20 local time, a Russian national in a vehicle breached the perimeter at Spaso House, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Moscow. He was intercepted by Embassy personnel and turned over to local authorities. Ambassador Sullivan was not home at the time, and no one was injured in this incident. in Moscow. He …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Unit New Address

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, moved to a new location. New address : 8 Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok, 121099, Moscow, Russia Please note new Security Regulations: Applicants are not permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy/Consulate while carrying any of the following items: Electronic devices: cellular phones, photo cameras, video cameras, laptop computers, tablets …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

June 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is receiving reports that the organizers of the anti-corruption rally scheduled for today at 2:00pm in Moscow are moving the location to Tverskaya Street. If this is the case clashes with between protesters and police are possible. Use caution in the area and avoid all demonstrations. Violence during protests …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Large Demonstrations in Moscow and Across Russia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Large Demonstrations in Moscow and Across Russia April 6, 2017 U.S. Citizens are advised that there is a possibility of large-scale, government-sanctioned public rallies this evening, April 6, in central Moscow and on Saturday, April 8, in various cities in Russia.  Information on public media indicates that the event …

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“Never forget. Never again.” A blog post by Ambassador Tefft.

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of an act of heroism of the Soviet Army — the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. In remembering this historic day, we are called to reflect on the horrors of the Holocaust and honor the six million Jews and millions of Slavs, Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses, persons with disabilities, and …

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Why U.S. — Russia Trade Still Matters. An op-ed by Ambassador Tefft.

Sanctions and counter­sanctions might dominate the headlines, but the local backstory is one of mutually beneficial cooperation. First appeared in  The Moscow Times  on December 22, 2016. By  John F. Tefft In my time in Moscow, I have sometimes encountered misunderstanding about the nature of the United States’ trade relationship with Russia, and the U.S. government’s role in it. This confusion …

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