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

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Blinken: Russia’s war against Ukraine a ‘strategic failure’ [June 5, 2023]

Russia is worse off — militarily, economically and geopolitically — than it was before its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Boy holding Ukrainian flag at side of road as other children climb on small building (© Bernat Armangue/AP)
Children play at an abandoned checkpoint in Kherson, southern Ukraine, in November 2022. (© Bernat Armangue/AP)

Investigating war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine [May 24, 2023]

Learn what the U.S. and the international community are doing to investigate alleged crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

Text about Russia's potential war crimes in Ukraine and photo of statue holding sword and scales (State Dept./M. Gregory. Photo: © r.classen/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Honoring human rights champion Andrei Sakharov [May 15, 2023]

Prominent musicians will perform a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York in honor of Andrei Sakharov, a respected Russian scientist.

Photo of Andrei Sakharov with quote about fighting for individuals against injustice and human rights violations (Graphic: State Dept./M. Gregory. Photo: © Boris Yurchenko/AP)
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

The importance of the U.N. Black Sea Grain Initiative  [May 11, 2023]

Learn about an initiative brokered by Türkiye and the United Nations last July between Ukraine and Russia and why it should continue.

Map showing shipping routes of Ukrainian grain around the world (State Dept./M. Gregory)
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Europe moves away from Russia’s oil and gas [May 4, 2023]

European Union countries were already moving toward renewable energy, but Russia’s war against Ukraine accelerated that trend.

Photo of solar panels on house roof with text overlay reading, 'EU wind and solar generated more electricity than gas for the first time.' (Photo: © Milos Ruzicka/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Honoring defenders of freedom of expression [May 1, 2023]

Authoritarian regimes continue to crack down on freedom of expression. World Press Freedom Day honors those who speak out. That includes Russian journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for criticizing Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Man standing in glass-enclosed cage in courtroom (© The Moscow City Court/AP)
Russian journalist and pro-democracy activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, seen in a Moscow courtroom, was sentenced to 25 years in prison April 17. (© The Moscow City Court/AP)

More Ukrainian grain delivered worldwide via U.N. deal  [April 24, 2023]

Over 65% of Ukrainian wheat exported through a U.N. initiative reached developing countries as of March. Learn more about the deal.

Graphic with depictions of wheat grains in map of Ukraine, with text on grain shipped from Ukrainian ports (State Dept./M. Gregory. Image: © minizen/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

U.S., Ukraine launch rebuilding initiative [April 20, 2023]

Learn about the recent U.S.-Ukraine Partnership Forum, held in Washington, and what it means for the future of Ukraine.

Worker wearing orange hard hat holding roll of cable at power plant (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP)
A worker repairs power plant damage in January after an attack by Russia’s military. Today, Ukraine has regained power in many places, thanks to support from the U.S. and others. (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP)

U.S. colleges support students from Ukraine [April 19, 2023]

Universities across the United States are offering scholarships to help Ukrainian students continue their studies.

Graphic showing photo of University of Iowa buildings in twilight with text overlay that reads, 'More than 140 U.S. colleges and universities are helping Ukrainian students continue their studies (since February 24, 2022).' (Photo: © David Harmantas/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Lending medical support to Ukraine [April 6, 2023]

Learn how people across the U.S. are supplying Ukraine with medical supplies or expertise to aid the nation’s recovery efforts.

People circling around medical dummy during class (© Yelyzaveta Kalnybolotska/International Medical Corps)
Greg Klaus, a volunteer with International Medical Corps, helps to lead an emergency-care training course in Ukraine. (© Yelyzaveta Kalnybolotska/International Medical Corps)

Biden pledges continued support for democratic renewal [March 31, 2023]

Democracies worked together to condemn Russia’s unjust and unprovoked war against Ukraine, President Biden said during the second Summit for Democracy.

Joe Biden looking at screen of leaders attending summit (© Patrick Semansky/AP)
President Biden addresses world leaders at the second Summit for Democracy March 29. The summit highlights the advantages of democracy for addressing global challenges. (© Patrick Semansky/AP)

Supporting Ukraine’s children [March 30, 2023]

Learn what some U.S. nonprofits and individuals are doing to assist Ukraine’s children and what you can do to help.

Photo of Ukrainian mother and child with text overlay that reads: 75 percent of Ukrainian parents report their children have trauma symptoms. Source: OCHA (Photo: © Michal Dyjuk/AP)
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

This article is being updated periodically during each month and published in segments. See updates from January through March and from 2022 for October through December, August and SeptemberJune and JulyApril and May and February and March.