On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna April 15, 2021 Thank you, Madam Chair. For seven years, Russia has orchestrated a large-scale hybrid campaign against Ukraine, while denying its involvement and obstructing progress toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict.  ...
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On Russia’s military activities near Ukraine’s border and in Russia-occupied Crimea

On Russia’s military activities near Ukraine’s border and in Russia-occupied Crimea  As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Courtney Austrian to a special joint session of the Forum for Security Cooperation and the Permanent Council, Vienna April 14, 2021 Thank you, Mister Chair. The United States joins other participating States in expressing our continued and considerable concern over Russia’s military activities ...
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Ambassador Reeker’s Remarks to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea

Ambassador Reeker’s Remarks to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea As prepared for delivery by Ambassador Philip T. Reeker to the OSCE Side Event on Crimea Tirana, Albania (remotely, via Zoom) December 3, 2020 Thank you, Foreign Minister Kuleba. It is an honor to speak at this event today and to join Ukraine and other ...
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Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 26, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. At next week’s Ministerial Council, the first in a fully virtual format, we expect to see significant attention paid to the Russia-led conflict in ...
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Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Last week, the Special Monitoring Mission released its most recent thematic report on civilian casualties in the conflict-afflicted areas of eastern Ukraine.  This report ...
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On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  On October 29, the OSCE’s Observer Mission at the Gukovo and Donetsk checkpoints issued a spot report confirming another Russian convoy—the 97th!—crossing into Ukraine via the Donetsk Border Crossing Point.  The Mission observed a total of six ...
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On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 29, 2020 Thank you, Madam Chair. As October draws to a close, we are encouraged by another month of lower levels of ...
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Response to Martin Sajdik and Ertugrul Apakan: Statement to the PC

Ambassadors Sajdik and Apakan, we welcome you back to the Permanent Council. Your appearance obviously comes at a critical juncture in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In spite of President Putin’s statements in Paris on October 2, separatists are still threatening to walk away from their political commitments under Minsk and are blocking humanitarian ...
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