Bilateral relations suffered a setback in September when the federal government of the U. The Government of Ukraine denied that the transfer had occurred. Ukraine has been a primary recipient of FSA assistance. This program, which began implementation in earlyaims to reduce corruption in the public sector through civil society monitoring and advocacy, judicial reform, increased government monitoring and enforcement of ethical and administrative standards, streamlining and enforcing regulations, and combating corruption in higher education.
On December 25,the United States officially recognized the independence of Ukraine. It upgraded its consulate in the capital, Kyiv, to embassy status on January 21, The protocol makes each state a party to the START Treaty and commits all signatories to reductions in strategic nuclear weapons within the 7-year period provided for in the treaty.
CTR activities are facilitating START I implementation and are helping to eliminate all strategic nuclear weapons systems in Ukraine, including SS and SS ballistic missiles and associated silos and launch control centers, heavy bombers and air-launched cruise missiles.
The United States attached great importance to the success of Ukraine's transition to a democratic state with a flourishing market economy. Following a period of economic decline characterized by high inflation and a continued reliance on state controls, the Ukrainian Government, under the leadership of reelected President Leonid Kuchma, began taking steps in the fall of to reinvigorate economic reform that had been stalled for years due to a lack of a reform majority in the Ukrainian parliament Rada.
The Ukrainian Government's new determination to implement comprehensive economic reform is a welcome development, and the US is committed to strengthening its support for Ukraine as it embarks on this difficult path. Ukraine has been a primary recipient of FSA assistance.
US assistance to Ukraine is targeted to promote political and economic reform and to address urgent humanitarian needs. The US consistently encouraged Ukraine's transition to a democratic society with a prosperous market-based economy.
US technical assistance in the s to support Ukraine's transition to a market economy focused primarily on economic restructuring, development of the private sector, and energy-sector reform.
US assistance priorities for Ukraine have included enterprise development, deregulation, macroeconomic reform, civil society development, community-based programs, and nuclear safety.
US advisers have provided technical assistance in financial sector reform, tax policy and administration, bankers' training, land legislation, smallscale and municipal services privatization, agricultural development and agribusiness, corporatization of the electric power sector, energy pricing and efficiency, and public education concerning the environment.
The US promoted Ukraine's democratic transition by supporting programs in the s on participatory political systems, independent media, rule of law, local governance, and civil society, as well as a wide range of exchanges and training.
USAID has provided Ukraine with technical assistance related to elections, the development of political parties and grassroots civic organizations, and the development of independent media. USAID worked in the s with Ukrainian officials and nonprofit organizations to create a legal system supportive of a democratic government and a market-based economy.
Inthe US Government launched a special initiative to combat trafficking in women and children from Ukraine, including efforts to promote economic alternatives for vulnerable populations, increase public awareness, and provide support for victims.
Sincethe US Government had brought nearly 11, Ukrainians to the US for long-term study or short-term professional training and will bring an additional 2, over the next year. Ukrainian entrepreneurs, journalists, academia, local government officials, and other professionals have participated in these exchanges.
US exchanges and training programs have enabled Ukrainians to participate in a broad range of programs in the United States. The US assisted Ukraine's efforts in the s to maximize equity in reform and to sustain social welfare and stability during and beyond its market economic transition.
Toward this end, USAID is providing assistance to local governments in redefining the roles of the public and private sectors in providing social services to allow government to focus limited resources on key social sectors. Training and technical assistance are being provided to Ukrainian institutions and government agencies on reforms of health care financing and delivery of medical services.
A number of medical partnerships between US and Ukrainian health care institutions have been established to improve both patient care and institutional management.
Also, USAID is providing training and technical assistance on ways to improve reproductive health, focusing on providing family planning services and reducing the use of abortion. InOperation Provide Hope funded a total of six humanitarian airlifts and deliveries via surface transportation.
The US-Ukraine Trade Agreement, effective June 22,provided reciprocal most-favored-nation tariff treatment to the products of each country. US Export-Import Bank signed a project incentive agreement with the Ukrainian Government in but has yet to approve any projects in Ukraine.
A treaty on avoiding double taxation is close to completion. Ukraine's democratic "Orange Revolution" led to closer cooperation and more open dialogue between Ukraine and the United States. The United States granted Ukraine market economy status in February The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S.
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Ukraine - US Relations. The dissolution of the Soviet Union in December brought an end to the Cold War and created an opportunity to build bilateral relations with the New Independent States. Ukraine's Global Voice.
Jun 08, · A sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security. Relations between NATO and Ukraine date back to the early s and have since developed into one of the most substantial of NATO’s partnerships.
Since , in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine .