State Department

Remarks by Secretary Kerry and HR Ashton Following Meeting on Ukraine

Secretary Kerry and High Representative Ashton.

The parties agreed today that all sides must refrain from the use of violence, intimidation, or provocative actions. And we strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism, and religious intolerance, including anti-Semitism.

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U.S. Provides Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Today, April 14, the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement intended to unlock $1 billion in financing for the Government of Ukraine and bolster its ability to provide critical services as it implements necessary reforms, while protecting vulnerable Ukrainians from the impact of much-needed economic adjustments.

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Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine.

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Press Statement: Secretary Kerry Travel to Geneva

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 17 to participate in a multilateral meeting among the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union to discuss the ongoing situation in and around Ukraine.

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Kerry Warns Russia to Stop Separatist Actions in Eastern Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry on April 8 warned Russia of more severe economic sanctions if it continues to destabilize the eastern region of Ukraine.

“The United States and our allies will not hesitate to use 21st-century tools to hold Russia accountable for 19th-century behavior.”

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U.S. Condemns Attack on U.N. Employees in Somalia

The United States urges the relevant authorities to fully investigate this crime and to bring the perpetrators to justice without delay.

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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Afghanistan Elections

Millions of Afghan men and women took to the polls today with courage and commitment. This is their moment. The Afghan people secured this election. They ran this election, and most importantly, they voted in this election.

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Secretary Kerry Says Crimean Crisis is Wake-Up Call for NATO

Secretary Kerry and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in front of microphones with flags in the background (AP images)

Russia’s actions were denounced by the U.N. General Assembly, the European Union, the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe, the Group of Seven advanced economies and the United States.

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Secretary Kerry’s Press Conference at NATO Headquarters in Brussels

Just as Ukraine has stood in partnership for the past two decades, it’s important that NATO stand in partnership now with Ukraine, and we endorsed a range of measures in order to do so.

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‘No Decisions About Ukraine Without Ukraine,’ Kerry Says

John Kerry, right, speaking with Sergey Lavrov (AP Images)

After meeting with Sergey Lavrov in Paris, John Kerry says they agreed that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution and that further talks must include the Ukrainians.

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