(MENAFN - UkrinForm) The United States of America recognized the independence of Ukraine 28 years ago. It continues to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has reported.

"28 years ago today, the United States recognized Ukraine's independence. We continue to stand firmly with our Ukrainian partners in support of Ukraine's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's unacceptable aggression," the embassy wrote on Twitter.

In 1991, the United States officially recognized Ukraine's independence. The United States upgraded its consulate in the capital, Kyiv, to embassy status on January 21, 1992.