Special Edition of The Week at State
One year ago last week, Russia renewed its unjust, brutal assault against Ukraine. The free people of Ukraine stood strong — bravely defending their sovereignty and democracy. The United States, alongside our allies and partners, did not hesitate to stand with them.
Russia chose this war, and the world is responding to hold Russia accountable for the atrocities it is committing in Ukraine. We want this war to end as quickly as possible — with a just peace that respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Read on for highlights of key recent events that underscore how the United States, and our allies and partners around the world, remain in lockstep to support Ukraine, hold Russia accountable, and deter further Russian aggression.
– Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
President Biden Visits Kyiv
One year later, Kyiv stands. Ukraine stands. Democracy stands. America — and the world — stands with Ukraine. During his trip to Kyiv, President Biden reaffirmed our unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine's democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. Follow President Biden on Twitter to learn more about his trip and his work. Read the White House Fact Sheet: On One Year Anniversary of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Biden Administration Announces Actions to Support Ukraine and Hold Russia Accountable.
United Nations General Assembly Condemns Russia's Invasion
Ukraine Before and After: The War in Pictures
"Ukraine’s people have demonstrated remarkable courage since Russia's full-scale, illegal invasion of their country nearly a year ago. These photos tell the story of their resilience and resistance," Secretary Blinken on Twitter.
Russian Crimes Against Humanity
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink's Message to Ukrainians
"A year ago today, Russia tried to change borders by force, take away your liberty, and break your will, but Ukraine stands strong, proud, and free. We refuse to accept a world governed by fear and force: we stand for freedom, we stand with Ukraine," Ambassador Brink on Twitter (video).