Embassy of the United States, Kiev

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U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Seal of an Embassy of the United States of America.svg
Embassy of USA in Kyiv.jpg
Coordinates 50°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
Location Kyiv
Address 4, I. Sikorsky St. 04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch[1][2]

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


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.[3] Previously known as Tankova Street, the street was renamed by the City Council after Ukrainian-born aircraft design engineer Igor Sikorsky due to request from the embassy.

On June 8, 2017, a blast occurred outside the embassy.[4]


Since 2004 the embassy has been picketed annually on April 8 by group "Institute Republic" 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 War in Iraq.


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

The current United States Ambassador to Ukraine is Geoffrey Pyatt,[1][2] whose credentials were accepted by Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovych on 15 August 2013.[2]

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
U.S. Ambassadors
N Country Ukrainian Ambassadors Image date
#  United States Джон Ґундерсен Jon Gundersen[5] Jon Gundersen.jpg 1992
Chargé d'Affaires
1  United States Роман Попадюк Roman Popadiuk[6] Roman Popadiuk.jpg 1992–1993
2  United States Вільям Ґрін Міллер William Green Miller[7] William Green Miller.jpg 1993–1998
3  United States Стівен Карл Пайфер Steven Karl Pifer[8] Steven Pifer (10152085175).jpg 1998–2000
4  United States Карлос Паскуаль Carlos Pascual[9] Carlos Pascual.jpg 2000–2003
5  United States Джон Едвард Гербст John E. Herbst[10] John E. Herbst, US Dept of State photo portrait, 2002.jpg 2003–2006
6  United States Вільям Тейлор William B. Taylor, Jr.[11] Ukraine taylor.jpg 2006–2009
7  United States Джон Теффт John F. Tefft[12] 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 L. Yovanovitch Marie L. Yovanovitch.jpg 2016-

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