The Board of Directors and staff of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation convey their sympathy and condolences to the Bush family on the passing of President George H. W. Bush. President Bush distinguished himself with his strength of character, decency and dedication to public service. He stands as an inspiration to all Americans.
His leadership helped liberate Kuwait, bring an end to the Cold War, led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the unification of Germany and a Europe whole and free. His recognition of the independence of Ukraine highlighted the historic aspirations of the Ukrainian people for freedom and membership in the community of nations and firmly placed the United States as a staunch supporter of Ukraine. After leaving office, President Bush continued to be a strong supporter of Ukraine as seen by his support of Foundation activities. His legacy of strong leadership at home and abroad is well recognized and greatly appreciated.