Embassy of the United States, Kiev

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Embassy of the United States, Kiev
Seal of an Embassy of the United States of America.svg
Embassy of USA in Kyiv.jpg
Location4 A.I. Sikorsky St.
04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
Coordinates50°27′54″N 30°25′55″E / 50.4650°N 30.4320°E / 50.4650; 30.4320Coordinates: 50°27′54″N 30°25′55″E / 50.4650°N 30.4320°E / 50.4650; 30.4320
Opened1992
Relocated2012
Chargé d'affairesWilliam B. Taylor Jr.
Websiteua.usembassy.gov

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

History[edit]

Previous building (former office of Communist Party) of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv from 1992 to 2012

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

In 2012, the embassy moved to its current 4.5 hectare location, acquired for $247 million. The embassy is on Igor Sikorsky Street, close to Kiev’s western outskirts, and 15 minutes walk from Beresteiska station.[1] Previously known as Tankova Street, the street was renamed by the City Council after Ukrainian-born aircraft design engineer Igor Sikorsky, due to a request from the embassy.

On June 8, 2017, a blast occurred outside the embassy.[2]

Picketing[edit]

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

Staff[edit]

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

The current Chief of Mission, as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim, is William B. Taylor Jr.

Key U.S. Embassy officials include:

  • 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

List of chiefs of mission[edit]


U.S. Ambassadors, and Chargés d'Affaires (with blue background)
N Country Ukrainian Ambassadors Image Term
#  United States Джон Ґундерсен Jon Gundersen[3] Jon Gundersen.jpg 1992
Chargé d'Affaires
1  United States Роман Попадюк Roman Popadiuk[4] Roman Popadiuk.jpg 1992–1993
2  United States Вільям Ґрін Міллер William Green Miller[5] William Green Miller.jpg 1993–1998
3  United States Стівен Карл Пайфер Steven Karl Pifer[6] Steven Pifer, 2013 (cropped).jpg 1998–2000
4  United States Карлос Паскуаль Carlos Pascual[7] Carlos Pascual.jpg 2000–2003
5  United States Джон Едвард Гербст John E. Herbst[8] John E. Herbst, US Dept of State photo portrait, 2002.jpg 2003–2006
6  United States Вільям Тейлор William B. Taylor Jr.[9] William B. Taylor, Jr., Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine.jpg 2006–2009
7  United States Джон Теффт John F. Tefft[10] John F Tefft ambassador 2014.jpg 2009–2013
8  United States Джеффрі Пайєтт Geoffrey R. Pyatt Geoffrey-Pyatt.jpg 2013–2016
9  United States Марі Йованович Marie Yovanovitch Marie L. Yovanovitch.jpg 2016–2019
#  United States Джозеф Пеннінгтон Joseph S. Pennington Джозеф Пеннингтон.jpg 2019
Acting Chargé d'Affaires[11]
#  United States Крістіна Квін Kristina Kvien[12][13] Kristina Kvien.jpg 2019
Chargé d'Affaires[14]
#  United States Вільям Тейлор William B. Taylor Jr.[15] William B. Taylor, Jr. (cropped).jpg 2019–present
Chargé d'Affaires[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Embassy has moved!". Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  2. ^ "Ukraine: Blast at United States embassy in Kiev, no casualties reported". Business Standard. June 8, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ The "Oslo Syndrome", American Diplomacy, November, 2011. Accessed April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Previous Ambassadors". Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  5. ^ "Embassy of the United State KYIV-UKRAINE. William Green Miller". Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  6. ^ "Embassy of the United State KYIV-UKRAINE. Steven Karl Pifer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  7. ^ "Carlos Pascual". United States Department of State. Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  8. ^ A testing time for democracy
  9. ^ Ex-US ambassador to Georgia John Tefft to lead diplomatic mission in Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine (September 30, 2009)
  10. ^ Yushchenko accepted credentials of US Ambassador and Ambassador of Turkey to Ukraine, UNIAN (December 7, 2009)
  11. ^ Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Joseph Pennington
  12. ^ Grytsenko, Oksana (2019-05-31). "Kristina Kvien to temporarily head US Embassy in Ukraine". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  13. ^ Deputy Chief of Mission Kristina Kvien
  14. ^ a b "Welcoming Ambassador William B. Taylor Back to Ukraine as Chargé d'Affaires". US Embassy in Ukraine. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  15. ^ Bonner, Brian (2019-06-18). "William B. Taylor returns to Ukraine to lead US mission". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 2019-10-04.

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