United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2023
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today in New York with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed continued solidarity with the Ukrainian people and commended them for courageously defending their country against Russia’s war of aggression. She reiterated the United States’ commitment to a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in Ukraine, rooted in the principles of the UN Charter, and to stand by Ukraine for as long as it takes.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Foreign Minister Kuleba also discussed their deep disappointment in Russia’s decision to suspend participation in the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which will worsen food insecurity and harm millions of vulnerable people around the world.