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On October 15-18th, 2019 Ambassador Daniel Fried visited Ukraine.

During his visit, he gave lectures and presentations of his book “The United States and Central Europe in the American Century” (in Ukrainian) in Lviv and Kyiv.

In Kyiv Mr. Fried had a meeting with the Head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church His Beatitude Sviatoslav.

At the meeting with NFTU activists, he discussed current situation in Ukraine and next steps of creation a Joint Comprehensive Strategy between the West and Ukraine.

Also during his visit, he had meetings with:

  • Lviv city leaders; 
  • Andriy Sharaskin –  Defender of the Donetsk Airport, NFTU Volunteers Coordination Council coordinator;
  • Solomiia Bobrovska – Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation;
  • Bogdan Yaremenko – Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation of Ukraine;
  • Sergiy Rahmanin – Chairman of the deputy faction of the “Golos” Party;
  • Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – Leader of the “Golos” Party.

Fried also gave his analysis of the Ukrainian situation in an interview on ESPRESO.TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjKPNxJcp7c 

Background Information

Daniel Fried: American diplomat and statesman; Coordinator of the US State Department on sanction policy (2013-2017), co-author of a package of sanctions against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine; Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2005-2009); Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council (2001-2005); Principal Deputy Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for the New Independent States (2000-2001); US Ambassador to Poland (1997-2000); Former assistant to Two Presidents of USA.

Additional Information:

  1. Ukraine’s Opportunities and America’s Tasks (Lecture & QA Session text. Kyiv, October 17, 2019)
  2. “Polska i Ukraina w Wielkiej Strategii Stanów Zjednoczonych” 
  3. https://gordonua.com/ukr/publications/-ekskoordinator-sankcy-ssha-frd-ukranc-progolosuvali-za-zelenskogo-shchob-poroshenko-pshov-ce-bulo-golosuvannya-proti-korupc-ta-za-vropu-1369689.html