US Deputy Secretary of the US for Eastern Europe arrives in Kyiv.

Robin Dunnigan is on her first overseas visit, during which she plans to demonstrate US support for Ukraine’s security issues, reported At a round table with the participation of experts and politicians, she raised the issue of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to determine where exactly the support from the United States can be most effective.

The US will hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine,

 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Kristina Kvien said during the Kyiv Security Forum “West-East, North-South.” She elaborated: “As Ukraine works towards Euro-Atlantic integration, we must remain clear-eyed about the challenges Ukraine faces. Russia seeks to destabilize Ukraine and block its path to greater Euro-Atlantic integration. The United States stands with Ukraine and will continue to work to hold Russia accountable for its aggression.” One of the most effective ways for Ukraine to defend itself from Russia’s aggression is to forge ahead on

Ukraine-US to hold joint military training.

They will start joint military exercises in western Ukraine this week, the Ukrainian General Staff announced within days of the Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2021 military exercise, Reuters reported. The main goal is to “prepare for joint actions as part of a multinational force during coalition operations.” Ukraine views military exercises with Western partners as an important step on the path to NATO.

US – Ukraine Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement extended. 

 On September 1 the latest extension of the bilateral  Science and Technology Agreement entered into force. According to the US State Department, it will address advancing progress on Ukraine’s sustainable energy needs, while modernizing its nuclear infrastructure to reduce its carbon footprint; strengthening the cybersecurity of critical networks; and supporting Ukraine’s aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, the two sides “will continue to seek ways to deepen our cooperation in energy, health and life sciences, and biotechnology by

Despite hiccups, US is signaling continuing strong support for Ukraine.

Forceful statements affirming enduring US commitment to Ukraine have emerged in recent days from Biden’s team, most notably at the recent Crimea Platform launch in Kyiv from Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. She stressed that the US has “stood with Ukraine throughout these three decades, and our partnership will be solidified even further next week when our two presidents meet in Washington D.C”  She reassured her Ukrainian hosts that “our support will remain concrete and substantial. We have provided

US considering providing Ukraine with guarantees on national debt?

The Finance Minister said that the US is examining the possibility of resuming the practice of providing Ukraine with guarantees on government debt bonds. Commenting on his visit to Washington last month, Marchenko disclosed that “There was a meeting in the United States Department of the Treasury. We discussed issues of obtaining a new guarantee, renewing the old, other options for possible assistance to Ukraine from the United States.” The key condition for such a decision will be continued cooperation

The Pentagon announced Friday a new package of $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine

 that will include counter-artillery radar, electronic warfare equipment and counter-drone technology, Reuters reports. The latest tranche of assistance will come in addition to the $125 million that the Pentagon announced on March 1, which included armed Mark VI patrol boats. President Biden is to meet with President Putin in Geneva on Wednesday.