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    Since 1991, the leading independent organization in Washington and Kyiv promoting human rights democratic and economic reforms in Ukraine and supporting the mutual objectives of both countries.

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Crimea After the Floods: When Even Too Much Water Might Not be Enough
Earlier this year, the lack of rainfall and drought conditions in most of Crimea were viewed by many commentators both in Ukraine and abroad as a possible pretext for further Russian military […] READ MORE
Attacks, Information Campaigns, and Internal Adjustment
From July 15th through July 21st, the Joint Forces Operation in eastern Ukraine recorded 45 Russian ceasefire violations ranging from shelling and mining to unmanned flyovers of unoccupied territory. OSCE […] READ MORE
Russian actions in Black Sea show ‘increasing aggression,’ says top US admiral in the region
Clearly this has not been a great couple of days for Ukraine or those who grasp that despite all of Ukraine’s problems the country is both an ally and – […] READ MORE
MH17 Air Crash Tragedy Trial in The Hague Entered Crucial Merits Phase but May Be […]
A trial continues at the District Court of The Hague seven years after the downing of Malaysian civil flight MH17  from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17th, 2014 by […] READ MORE
Hybrid warfare in Donbas: Ceasefire violations, illegal prisons, and disinformation campaigns
From July 8th to the 14th, the Joint Forces Operation in eastern Ukraine reported 69 ceasefire violations on the Russian side, which resulted in the death of two Ukrainian soldiers. […] READ MORE
Interview with Alex Lissitsa, cofounder of Dobrozem
Dobrozem is a new Ukrainian startup that offers an online platform for buying and selling land. Alex Lissitsa cofounded it along with Dmytro Dubelet. A new land reform law in […] READ MORE

About Us

A "Do Tank"

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) is a strategic “do tank,” headquartered in Washington, D.C. with a permanent Kyiv offfice, working on the ground in Ukraine since 1991. Beginning from our inception, the Foundation, a non–governmental, 501(c)(3), has created and sustained numerous strategic programs and projects, having secured funding of about $50 million.

Our work is aimed at supporting the development of democracy, a free market economy and human rights in Ukraine, and the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Ukraine.

Programs, which build peace and prosperity through shared democratic values, have focused on the areas of democracy, economic development, health, humanitarian aid and national security policy. Today, the Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN), the Biotech Initiative and Leadership Development are among the key activities of the Foundation.

Our success is made possible by sponsors and by the cooperation and partnerships we have with a broad base of individuals and organizations in the United States, Ukraine and around the world.