Kharkiv Music Fest Artistic Director Visits USUF

Stanislav Khristenko, the Artistic Director of the Kharkiv Music Fest, an annual classical music festival held in Ukraine’s “Second City,” recently visited the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and shared information about this cultural extravaganza.  This year’s two-week-long...

Ukraine’s Presidential Elections: Winners, Losers, Observations

So, after a contentious election campaign, Volodymyr Zelensky has been elected overwhelmingly as Ukraine’s sixth president. Most of the Washington policy community – like the vast majority of the Ukrainian diaspora – would have preferred a continuation of the...

Thank You, USUF Spring Semester Interns!

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) expresses its deep gratitude to our Spring semester interns -- Alida Blendonohy, Morgan Elizabeth Bucholz and Lydia Korostelova (pictured above, R to L) -- for their invaluable assistance over the past few months. From covering...

Putin’s War on Ukraine and the Parallels with Chornobyl

In the coming days, we will recall the horrific Chornobyl disaster, pointing to the lessons we should have learned while drawing direct comparisons between the Kremlin's role then and its role in today's war on independent Ukrainian soil. We will review the stock and...

USUF President at Kyiv Security Forum

Nadia K. McConnell, President of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, spoke on a panel titled "A World in Disarray" at the 12th annual Kyiv Security Forum. The yearly event was launched by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation in 2007. Since then, the Forum has become...

Ukraine Voters Lack Information on Presidential Frontrunner’s Views

With less than two weeks left before Ukrainian voters make a final decision on who will be their president for the next five years, the Transatlantic Task Force on Elections and Civil Society in Ukraine held an international teleconference devoted to the results of...

USUF Forum Examines Measures to Bolster Ukraine

At a forum at the U.S. Capitol organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF), the Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) task forces on National Security, Economic Security, and Democracy and Civil Society presented their Priority Recommendations for U.S. Assistance to...

Women’s Leadership Delegation from Ukraine in Washington

A  delegation of Ukrainian women is in Washington to participate in a U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) program titled "Leadership in a Rule of Law Country."  Their visit to the capital city kicked off with a March 19th reception at the Embassy of Ukraine hosted by...

Ukraine Delegation Focuses on Renewable Energy

Ukrainian members of an Open World Leadership Center delegation of energy researchers, policy advocates, and municipal government representatives visited Washington to learn about the renewable energy sector in the United States.  The group had meetings on Capitol...

Expectations for Ukraine Reform Priorities in 2019

It is often assumed that unpopular political decisions regarding reforms cannot take place in an election year.  Fearful of losing the support of voters as elections approach, few politicians are willing to push for disruptive changes even if they can bring long-term...

Honoring the Heavenly Hundred and Heavenly Thousands

For Ukraine February 20th is the official day of recognition for the original Heavenly Hundred who were killed on the Maidan.  Since those murders of 2014, those who have died for the cause of freedom in independent Ukraine have become the Heavenly Thousands that have...

USUF Meets with Sen. Portman on Ukraine Humanitarian, Defense Issues

On February 11th, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) Board Chairman Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, along with Robert McConnell, Coordinator of External Relations for the Foundation, and Board member David Rigsby, who also serves as chairman of USUF's Friends of Ukraine...

Promoting Travel to Ukraine at Annual NYC Exhibition

Thousands of visitors at this year’s New York Times Travel Show had the opportunity to learn about Ukraine as a thrilling tourist destination with the help of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s (USUF) Travel to Ukraine initiative.  The Foundation organized a booth at the...

USUF Meets with Congressman Flores

Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, Chairman of the Board of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, and Robert A. McConnell, the Foundation’s External Relations Advisor, met with Congressman Bill Flores (R-TX) on January 23rd to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. They...

Through Its Work, IRI Honors McCain’s Legacy

Six months have passed since the death of Sen. John McCain, a true American hero and one of the most consequential American political figures on foreign policy and national security matters of the last three decades. Ukraine has had few stronger supporters in both...

Rep. Quigley Appointed Co-Chair of Congressional Ukraine Caucus

Rep. Mike Quiqley (D-IL) was recently appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, joining fellow Co-Chairs Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).  The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation looks forward to working with...

USUF at Combined Federal Campaign Event

Maryna Baydyuk of United Help Ukraine (UHU) and Adrian Karmazyn of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) attended a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) “global health and cultural experience” event hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Returned Peace...

USUF’s Travel to Ukraine Initiative at NYT Travel Show 2019

For the third year in a row, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) will be promoting Ukraine as an attractive travel destination through its participation in the New York Times Travel Show, January 25-27, 2019.  The exhibition, now in its 16th year, is considered the...

Transatlantic Task Force Assesses Ukraine Electorate’s Mood

The Transatlantic Task Force on Elections and Civil Society in Ukraine held its third international videoconference during which experts in Washington, Kyiv and Brussels used such terms as “unpredictable” and “wide open” to characterize the upcoming March 31st...

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