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Last Updated: September 30, 2022

“We will continue to act with our allies and partners in imposing costs on Russia if it continues its war of choice.”

Antony J. Blinken
Secretary of State

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

Russia’s Sham Referenda in Ukraine

The United States does not, and will never, recognize the legitimacy or outcome of these sham referenda or Russia’s purported annexation of Ukrainian territory.  This spectacle conducted by Russia’s proxies is illegitimate and violates international law.  It is an affront to the principles of international peace and security.

On the Anniversary of the Massacre at Babyn Yar: Joint Statement from Special Envoys for Holocaust Issues Condemning Russian Actions in Ukraine

We must never forget the heinous crime against humanity that occurred 81 years ago when nearly 34,000 Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices at Babyn Yar.  We can never let the memories of those victims and all who were murdered in the Holocaust be dishonored, erased, or cynically misused for political purposes.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

$457.5 Million in New U.S. Civilian Security Assistance for Ukraine

The United States committed an additional $457.5 million in civilian security assistance to enhance the efforts of Ukrainian law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to improve their operational capacity and save lives as they continue to help defend the Ukrainian people, their freedom, and their democracy from the Kremlin’s brutal war of aggression.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Joint Statement on the High-Level Meeting on the Safety and Security of Civil Nuclear Facilities in Armed Conflicts

The Russian Federation must immediately withdraw its troops from within Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders and respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Should the Russian Federation conduct any sham referenda within occupied territories of Ukraine, we reiterate that these would have no legal and political effect, including on the status of the ZNPP.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

The Moscow Mechanism Report on Russia’s Failure to Fulfill its Human Dimension Commitments

This report documents that the Kremlin has centralized all federal and regional law enforcement authorities under Kremlin control; used so-called “foreign agent” laws to impose draconian penalties and fines on individuals and civil society organizations with any foreign contacts; effectively silenced freedom of expression, including independent media and criticism of the government through harsh censorship laws; and “created a climate of fear and intimidation…that is not in line with OSCE standards based on pluralism and a strong and independent civil society.” 

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Meeting on Ukrainian Sovereignty and Russian Accountability

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

The Kremlin’s Troop Mobilization

President Putin’s call to partially mobilize Russian citizens, directing them to fight in Ukraine, reflects the Kremlin’s struggles on the battlefield, the unpopularity of the war, and Russians’ unwillingness to fight in it. President Putin is not operating from a position of strength; rather, this is another sign of his failing mission. 

Welcoming Prisoner Exchanges in Ukraine

The United States welcomes the negotiated prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia, which includes two U.S. citizens captured while serving in Ukraine’s military. 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Russian Damage and Destruction to Ukraine’s Food Storage Supplies

In this on-the-record, virtual briefing, research experts from the Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab (Yale HRL) discussed recent research and evidence of Russia–perpetrated attacks on food storage facilities in Ukraine.

U.S. Security Cooperation with Ukraine

Ukraine is a key regional strategic partner that has undertaken significant efforts to modernize its military and increase its interoperability with NATO.  It remains an urgent security assistance priority to provide Ukraine the equipment it needs to defend itself against Russia’s war against Ukraine.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

$600 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine 

The Responsibility to Protect Focal Points

The United States supports the work of the Ukrainian national authorities as they investigate and prepare to prosecute war crimes cases in Ukrainian courts. We are funding a multinational team of experts and other war crimes prosecutors deployed to the region.

Documenting Russia’s Destructive Impact on Food Storage in Ukraine
The Conflict Observatory, which is supported by the U.S. Department of State, released an independent, first-of-its-kind, and detailed assessment of the devastating impact of Russia’s war on food storage sites in Ukraine. An estimated 15.7% of Ukraine’s crop storage facilities have been affected during the conflict — either due to seizure by Russia’s and Russia-aligned forces, or because facilities have been destroyed, damaged, or degraded to the point of compromising the stocks contained inside.

Targeting Russia’s Senior Officials, Defense Industrial Base, Financial Infrastructure Leaders, and Human Rights Abusers

The United States continues to hold the Russian government to account for its war against Ukraine. We are taking actions against major Russian defense entities, key advanced-technology firms that support Russia’s defense industrial base, and financial infrastructure. We are also taking actions against a Russian military intelligence agency and against individuals connected to human rights abuses, both in the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine and within Russia itself.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

Conclusion of Article V Formal Consultative Meeting under the Biological Weapons Convention

On Friday, September 9, the Biological Weapons Convention Article V Formal Consultative Meeting, called by Russia, ended in Geneva. The United States delegation, led by Special Representative Kenneth D. Ward, effectively exposed Russia’s disinformation tactics and dispelled Russia’s spurious allegations seeking to malign peaceful U.S. cooperation with Ukraine.

Russia’s Filtration Operations and Forced Relocations

Russian officials and proxy authorities in Russia-controlled areas of Ukraine are undertaking a monumental effort to “filter” the population as a means of suppressing Ukrainian resistance and enforcing loyalty among the remaining population.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

Designating Iranian Proliferators of Shipping Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology to Russia for Use in Ukraine

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before Meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Secretary Blinken Travels to Ukraine and Belgium

$2.8 Billion in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine and Its Neighbors

U.S. Security Cooperation with Ukraine

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

Kremlin Plans Sham Referendums to Annex Parts of Ukraine

SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

Ukrainian Grain Reaches Africa with U.S. Assistance

August 31, 2022

Faces of Kremlin Propaganda: Margarita Simonyan

August 30, 2022

G7 Non-Proliferation Directors’ Group on Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant

Report: Russia’s Filtration Operations Violate International Humanitarian Law

Arrival of Wheat-Carrying Brave Commander to East Africa from Ukraine

August 29, 2022

August 27, 2022

August 26, 2022

August 25, 2022

Accountability for War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine: Recent Reporting and the Commitment of Additional Funding

August 24, 2022

The Kremlin’s Illegitimate Tribunals in Mariupol

182 Days of Putin’s Unjust War

Ukraine’s Independence Day

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Six Months of Lies, Implemented

August 23, 2022

August 22, 2022

Fact vs. Fiction: Kremlin Disinformation About International Sanctions

August 21, 2022

August 19, 2022

$775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

August 18, 2022

August 17, 2022

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

August 16, 2022

Additional U.S. Contribution to the World Food Programme

International Sanctions Are Working: Russia Feels Economic Pressure

August 15, 2022

August 13, 2022

August 12, 2022

Russia’s Attempted Annexation of Parts of Ukraine

August 11, 2022

Remarks by Under Secretary Jenkins at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant

August 10, 2022

Economic Impact of Sanctions on Russia

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement in Support of the IAEA’s Efforts to Promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

August 9, 2022

$89 Million in New U.S. Humanitarian Demining Assistance for Ukraine

August 8, 2022

$1 Billion in New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

August 5, 2022

August 4, 2022

August 3, 2022

First Grain Ship Departs the Black Sea

August 2, 2022

Press Statement: Imposing Additional Costs on Russia for Its Continued War Against Ukraine

Fact Sheet: Imposing Additional Costs on Russia for Its Continued War Against Ukraine

August 1, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $550 Million in New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future