The U.S. has committed over $20 million dollars to help support Ukraine's new patrol police.
Russian occupation authorities have forcibly suppressed dissent by targeting and intimidating journalists and pro-Ukrainian activists. The Crimean Tatar population has been a particular focus of repression, and that repression is intensifying.
USAID is working in Armenia to curb groundwater abstraction.
"Europe and the United States are going to continue to stand united,” said Secretary of State Kerry, “both in sustaining sanctions for as long as they are necessary.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of U.S.-Albanian diplomatic relations.
In honor of Sergey Magnitsky, the United States will continue to fully support the efforts of those who seek to bring individuals responsible for this and other human rights abuses to justice.
The United States and Belarus recently convened the second Working Group for Democracy and Human Rights.
Some anticorruption measures since Ukraine’s current government was elected in 2014 have been significant.
The protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the OSCE region continues to be a priority.
On a recent visit to Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged the economic and political reforms the country has made over the past year.
The Balkan nation of Montenegro has been formally invited to begin the accession process of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO.
The United States is deeply troubled by the Russian Government’s continued restrictions against civil society organizations in Russia.