Dobrogo dnya and Happy New Year!  My name is Kristina Kvien and I am honored to be serving now as U.S. Embassy Kyiv Chargé d’Affaires. I’ve been in Ukraine for approximately six months serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the people of Ukraine as I’ve explored Kyiv and traveled to cities such as Lviv and Dnipro. 

I’m excited to take on the new challenge and great responsibility of leading the U.S. Embassy team as we work closely with our Ukrainian partners to advance our shared goals. While the Embassy’s leadership is changing, our policy of strong support for Ukraine remains steady. Our Embassy team will continue to partner closely with the Ukrainian government and civil society in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and in support of reforms that will help Ukraine build its prosperous European future. 

Ukraine has made great strides forward in the short time I’ve been here and I’m committed to supporting the work ahead. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Kyiv and Washington and with our Ukrainian partners to further strengthen our relationship. Diakuiu !