Embassy of the United States, Kiev

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Embassy of the United States in Kyiv

Seal of an Embassy of the United States of America.png

Location Kyiv
Address 4 A.I. Sikorsky St, 04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt[1][2]

The Embassy of the United States to Ukraine in Kyiv is the diplomatic mission of United States of America to Ukraine.

History[edit]

The United States recognized the independence of Ukraine on December 26, 1991 and opened an Embassy in its capital, Kiev, on January 22, 1992. The first office of the embassy was located in the former office of the Communist Party of Ukraine for the Shevchenko Raion of Kiev that was confiscated from communists soon after the 1991 August putsch in Moscow. That building was erected sometime in 1950s on territory that previously belonged to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church that was destroyed by the Soviets in 1935.

The U.S. Embassy in Kiev has moved to its new $247 million location in January 2012 on 4.5 hectares of land at 4 Aircraft Designer Igor Sikorsky Street, 04112 Kiev, Ukraine, close to Kiev’s northern outskirts.[3] The U.S. Embassy requested the Kiev City Council to rename Tankova Street in Shevchensky District, after the Ukrainian-born aircraft design engineer Igor Sikorsky. The embassy is a 15 minute walk from the Beresteiska station of the Kiev Metro.

Today U.S. Embassy in Kiev is staffed by approximately 181 Americans and more than 560 Ukrainians.

Picketing[edit]

Since 2004 the embassy is being picketing annually on April 8 by group "Institute Republic" of human rights activist Volodymyr Chemerys due to the refuse of the US government to pay compensation for the death of Ukrainian journalist Taras Protsyuk who perished in 2003 during the War in Iraq.

Staff[edit]

Previous building the U.S. Embassy 1992-2012, Kyiv (former office of Communist Party)

Principal U.S. Embassy Officials include:

  • Ambassador--Geoffrey Pyatt[1][2] President Viktor Yanukovych accepted current Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt's credentials on 15 August 2013.[2]
  • Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Political Counselor
  • Economic Counselor
  • Public Affairs Counselor
  • Consul General
  • Management Counselor
  • Commercial Officer
  • USAID Mission Director
  • Regional Security Officer
  • Department of Energy Director
  • Agricultural Attaché
  • Defense Attaché
  • Peace Corps Director

Former U.S. Ambassadors[edit]

Former U.S. Ambassadors
N Country Ukrainian Ambassadors Image date
#  United States Джон Ґундерсен Jon Gundersen[4] No image.png 1992
Chargé d'Affaires
1  United States Роман Попадюк Roman Popadiuk[5] Roman Popadiuk.jpg 1992–1993
2  United States Вільям Ґрін Міллер William Green Miller[6] William Green Miller.jpg 1993–1998
3  United States Стівен Карл Пайфер Steven Karl Pifer[7] Steven Pifer (10152085175).jpg 1998–2000
4  United States Карлос Паскуаль Carlos Pascual[8] Carlos Pascual.jpg 2000–2003
5  United States Джон Едвард Гербст John E. Herbst[9] John E. Herbst, US Dept of State photo portrait, 2002.jpg 2003–2006
6  United States Вільям Тейлор William B. Taylor, Jr.[10] Ukraine taylor.jpg 2006–2009
7  United States Джон Теффт John F. Tefft[11] John F Tefft ambassador 2014.jpg 2009-2013
8  United States Джеффрі Пайєтт Geoffrey R. Pyatt Geoffrey-Pyatt.jpg 2013-

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Coordinates: 50°27′54″N 30°25′55″E / 50.4650°N 30.4320°E / 50.4650; 30.4320