Friends of Ukraine
The Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) is a non-partisan, informal coalition of former ambassadors, leading foreign policy and international security professionals, and other experts who have dealt with key aspects of Ukraine’s relations with the U.S. and the international community.
FOUN has four task force areas of focus: National Security, Economy and Energy, Humanitarian, and Democracy, Civil Society, Media and Educational Development.
FOUN’s 2017 Priority Recommendations for U.S. Assistance was produced as a practical and actionable set of policy recommendations to: stand with the People of Ukraine, support civil society’s fight against corruption, allow the People of Ukraine to defend themselves, and help victims of Putin’s war.
A component of the Friends of Ukraine Network is the Retired Members Ukraine Caucus, composed of former Members of the U.S. Congress.
FOUN evolved out of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s 2006 – 2012 State Department funded U.S.-Ukraine Policy Dialogue programs.
Friends of Ukraine News
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) Democracy and Civil Society Task Force held a Strategy Session on Ukraine’s 2019 Elections featuring Mary O’Hagan, Ukraine Resident Senior Director at the National...Read More
Members of the Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN), the Ukrainian-American community, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and other supporters of Ukraine met on August 7th to discuss pending and future legislative action on Capitol Hill regarding Ukraine. Participants...Read More
The Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) met to discuss measures that can be taken to challenge Russia’s occupation and militarization of Crimea, focus attention on widespread human rights violations on the annexed peninsula and, eventually, return Crimea to Ukrainian...Read More
An Appeal for Decisive Action in Ukraine’s Fight Against Corruption from the Friends of Ukraine Network
Today, the Washington-based Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) released "An Appeal for Decisive Action in Ukraine's Fight Against Corruption." With this statement, FOUN adds its voice to the many calls from Western leaders and diplomats and representatives of...Read More
In 2017, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF), within the framework of its Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) initiative, brought together various specialists to build a rational consensus for recommendations on U.S. assistance for Ukraine. Four sets of...Read More