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
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...Read More
Several representatives of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) shared their expertise at this year’s U.S.-Ukraine Working Group Summit: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card conference, which assessed Ukraine’s progress in political and economic development...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The US-Ukraine Foundation has brought together various specialists within its Friends of Ukraine Network initiative to build a rational consensus for recommendations on assistance for Ukraine. The following three sets of proposals were produced in March of 2019 as...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More