The Ukrainian American Veterans – Mission and History

The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) was founded in 1948 as a national veterans organization for Ukrainian-Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. There were some 200,000 Ukrainian- Americans who served in World War II and another 30,000...

Women Veterans of “Invisible Battalion” Visit USUF

A group of Ukrainian women veterans of the Invisible Battalion project visited the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation to discuss their advocacy for recognition of women’s contributions to the Ukrainian military, equal employment opportunities and a range of social issues,...

Ukrainian Open World Delegations: Fall Line-Up

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) has been tasked with administering 13 Open World delegations from Ukraine this year.  Four Open World groups are being organized for this fall.  Each group is composed of six young professionals who visit the U.S. for 11 days, two...

Ukrainians in UN Youth Delegate Program Highlight Russia’s Aggression

Representing Ukraine this year at the United Nations Youth Delegate Program were Nargis Mokhd and Roman Tymotsko.  In their speeches at a special forum during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly they drew attention to Russia’s war against Ukraine.  “So far,...

They Made a Difference at a Key Time

This year, the Ukrainian American community is celebrating 125 years of organized community life – which started when the Ukrainian National Association (UNA) was established as a fraternal insurance organization in 1894 in Shamokin, Pa. In addition to the UNA with...

USUF President Meets with Women’s Group in Kyiv

Ukraine's civil society continues to thrive and diversify.  That was the major impression following US-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) President Nadia K. McConnell's breakfast meeting with a diverse group of activists representing a broad professional spectrum.  The meeting...

Former UA Health Minister Visits USUF

Ulana Suprun, Ukraine's former Minister of Health (2016-2019), visited the the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation to discuss the successes and challenges of her tenure leading the transformation of the Ukrainian healthcare system. The American-born medical doctor is widely...

Gen. Breedlove Urges Ukraine to Bolster Defensive Capabilities

General Philip M. Breedlove,  former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, was part of a U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) group of experts presenting their Priority Recommendations for U.S. Assistance to Ukraine 2020 at the...

FOUN Recommendations for US Assistance to Ukraine Presented in Kyiv

Today, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) released its new Priority Recommendations for U.S. Assistance to Ukraine as part of a discussion on U.S.-Ukraine relations held at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.  Representing FOUN at the event...

Observations on Ukraine’s Parliamentary Election

On July 21, I was in Kherson, a pleasant port city in southern Ukraine, observing Verkhovna Rada elections with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which had invited me to participate as a member of their delegation. NDI, an NGO based in Washington, has been...

Recognizing Genuine Advocacy on Behalf of the Crimean Tatars

Natalya Belitser, senior expert on - among other topics - Crimean Tatar affairs at the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Kyiv-based partner organization, the Pylyp Orlyk Insitute for Democracy (POID), was recently awarded a medal in recognition of her long-term "Services to...

After the Elections, What Comes Next in Ukraine?

Speaking to audiences in Ukraine and the United States via video link, experts in Kyiv said they see a new window of opportunity for reforms now that the Ukrainian presidential and parliamentary elections have been completed and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant...

USUF Discussion: Religious Freedom in the Donbas

Today, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation hosted a discussion on religious persecution in the Russian-occupied areas of the Donbas.  The featured speaker was Oleksandr Zaiets, founder and chair of the board of the Kyiv-based Institute for Religious Freedom (IRF).  He...

If You Love Lviv, You’re Not Alone!

With direct flights to Lviv now available from 41 foreign cities and with over a million international travelers passing through its airport annually, the unofficial capital of western Ukraine is truly living up to its motto of being “Open to the World.” First-time...

Ukraine’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections Discussed at USUF

With just a few days left before Ukraine’s July 21st parliamentary elections, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) hosted a discussion titled New Faces in Parliament: Challenges and Opportunities.  The guest speakers were Kateryna Smagliy of the McCain Institute for...

Zelensky’s Great Opportunity

Reports indicate President Volodymyr Zelensky may visit the United States sometime later this year. Whenever that visit comes it will be important for Ukraine and for the new president, and it has the potential to be a watershed moment for U.S.-Ukraine relations....

Freedom and Human Rights in Ukraine

Freedom and human rights have long been on Washington’s radar screen. During the late 1970s and through the 1980s, U.S. governmental agencies such as the Helsinki Commission, where I worked for many years, the Congress, the White House and the State Department raised...

House Ukraine Caucus Resolution Against Russia in PACE Introduced

Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Andy Harris (R-MD), introduced a bipartisan House resolution condemning the Council of Europe’s decision to restore...

Support USUF! – 2019 Annual Campaign Ends Soon

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s programs support the People of Ukraine!  They depend on your generosity! Your generous support for the Foundation's work is requested at this critical time in Ukraine's history.  A gift at this time will enable us to continue the...

Foundation’s FOUN Task Force Joins in a Three-way Discussion

Speakers from Washington, D.C., Kyiv and Brussels discussed Ukrainian foreign policy priorities for newly elected President Volodymyr Zelensky during a telecast organized by the German Marshall Fund, and supported by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation as well as the...

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