The United States and European allies remain steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty.

See updates for January–March 2023.

30 years of continued U.S. assistance under the FREEDOM Support Act [December 20, 2022]

Learn about the lasting impact of a 1992 law called the Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Act.

Female doctor pointing at lung X-rays with patient standing next to her (USAID/Bohdan Vilshanskyi)
The U.S. has been delivering vital supplies to tuberculosis patients in Ukraine since the end of the Cold War. Above, a TB patient reviews lung X-rays with his doctor in Ukraine. The photo was taken prior to Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine. (USAID/Bohdan Vilshanskyi)

Countries rally to help Ukraine through the winter [December 19, 2022]

Partner nations are rushing to repair Ukraine’s electricity grid as Russia’s military attacks civilian infrastructure and temperatures drop.

Elderly woman sitting near counter with gas burner and portable light (© Andrew Kravchenko/AP Images)
A woman cooks on a gas burner during a November 14 blackout in Kyiv, Ukraine. Russian military attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure have caused numerous power outages. (© Andrew Kravchenko/AP Images)

Holding Russia to account for its atrocities in Ukraine [December 13, 2022] 

The United States supports international efforts to investigate and examine atrocities in Ukraine and to bring perpetrators to justice.

Woman placing arms around another woman while sitting outdoors (© Vadim Ghirda/AP Images)
A neighbor comforts Natalia Vlasenko April 4 in her garden in Bucha, Ukraine, after her husband, Pavlo Vlasenko, and grandson, Dmytro Chaplyhin, were killed by Russia’s forces. (© Vadim Ghirda/AP Images)

Russia’s playbook to gain influence [December 5, 2022]

Learn about the tactics Russia has used to recapture influence in neighboring territories that had been part of the Soviet Union.

Troops in unmarked uniforms and military vehicle convoy on street (© Andrew Lubimov/AP Images)
Troops in unmarked uniforms stand next to a convoy that includes a vehicle with an emblem and number plates identifying it as belonging to Russia’s military, in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Ukraine, on March 1, 2014. (© Andrew Lubimov/AP Images)

Working to keep electricity on in Ukraine [December 1, 2022]

The United States is working with Ukraine to keep power running this winter amid Vladimir Putin’s attacks on critical infrastructure.

Person holding light while helping elderly woman evacuate in dark (© Bernat Armangue/AP Images)
A man uses a flashlight to help elderly residents evacuate the city of Kherson, Ukraine, November 27. (© Bernat Armangue/AP Images)

A program for the world’s hungry [November 25, 2022]

David Beasley, who leads the largest humanitarian organization on the planet, explains why feeding vulnerable people, including those in Ukraine, fights more than hunger.

Graphic showing 2022 contributions to WFP from U.S., China, Japan, Germany and U.K. as of November 22
(State Dept./Helen Efrem)

They rush into any crisis … and cook [November 23, 2022]

World Central Kitchen has been feeding people in crisis since 2010. Learn about the work the nonprofit does in Ukraine and beyond.

Woman holding packages of food (Courtesy of World Central Kitchen/
A World Central Kitchen team member prepares individually packaged meals at a restaurant in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Courtesy of World Central Kitchen/

Life in Russia-occupied Ukraine [November 23, 2022]

Ukrainians are trying to rebuild their lives after Russia’s attempts to erase their independent traditions and control their borders.

Woman carrying wood in front of destroyed building (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Images)
A woman collects wood for heating September 19 from a destroyed school where Russia’s forces were based in Izyum, Ukraine. Ukraine recaptured the area earlier in September. (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Images)

Putin’s war sabotages Russia’s energy future [November 16, 2022]

Learn how the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine is driving global economic changes that are harming Russia’s energy outlook.

Graphic illustrating decrease in Russia's natural gas production (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)
(State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

U.N. deal to transport Ukrainian grain helps the hungry [November 10, 2022]

An initiative that has helped deliver Ukrainian grain to the world and lower food prices is working and should continue, the U.S. said.

Photo of people standing in line holding empty bowls with text 'Putin’s war hurts hungry people worldwide' (Photo: © PreciousPhotos/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

$100 million U.S. initiative boosts Ukrainian agriculture [October 26, 2022]

Learn more about a USAID program that helps get Ukrainian farmers and the country’s agricultural sector moving again.

Graphic showing photo of hand full of wheat within map of Ukraine and icons of seeds, fertilizer and farm equipment (Graphic: State Dept./M. Gregory. Icons: © Puckung/ Photo: © P_galasso2289/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Meet the watchdogs guarding internet access [October 25, 2022]

When authoritarian regimes block the internet, these organizations expose the restrictions against free expression.

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U.S. technology companies are helping Ukraine defend against cyberattacks during Russia’s unjust war. (©

Tons of Ukrainian grain shipped via U.N. Black Sea initiative [October 20, 2022]

The U.N.’s Black Sea Grain Initiative is helping deliver more Ukrainian grain and food products to countries. Learn more about the program.

Graphic showing eight grain bag icons, with two-thirds in a different color to represent the portion of Ukrainian grain going to the Global South (Image: © Puckung/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Russia’s efforts to annex parts of Ukraine denounced worldwide [October 4, 2022]

The U.S. and other countries said they will never recognize Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of parts of Ukraine.

People walking past Russian billboard (© AP Images)
People in the Russia-controlled territory of Luhansk walk past a billboard displaying a soldier and a Russian flag with the slogan, ‘We believe in our army and our victory’ September 27. (© AP Images)

More Ukrainian grain reaching developing countries [September 29, 2022]

Find out which countries are getting Ukrainian grain and other food products via the U.N.’s Black Sea Grain Initiative.

GIF listing ships with grain products leaving Ukrainian ports for Global South countries as of September 21 (Images: © Seregam/ © VolodymyrT/; NASA)
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

How conflicts fuel the food crisis [September 27, 2022]

This installment in a series looks at how global conflict is among factors driving the global food crisis.

Silhouettes of people holding guns in fog at night (© zef art/
Conflict is one of the main worldwide causes of food insecurity. (© zef art/

This article is being updated periodically during each month and published in segments. See updates for August and September, June and JulyApril and May and February and March 2022.