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Press Statement by Deputy Secretary Burns

Good morning. I am delighted to be back in Kyiv at this historic moment. President Obama and Secretary Kerry asked me to convey a simple message—a message of deep admiration for the courage and determination of Ukrainians in the face of last week’s tragic violence, and a message of strong American support for a stable, ... Read More»

Study Tour to US Inspires Changes in Legal Services

“In the U.S. legal clinics, students deal with a wide range of issues from different social areas. Inspired by my American experience, I adapted this approach in my work.” Yulia Khvatik is a leader in developing legal clinics in Belarus, which allow law students to develop practical skills under the mentorship of professional lawyers and ... Read More»

USAID Helps At-Risk Families Function Effectively

Note: Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. In Belarus, over 20,000 children are members of at-risk families. Their parents struggle to comply with parental responsibilities, address basic needs, and provide proper supervision.  Exposure to abuse and neglect early on adversely affects children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Growing up in a ... Read More»

“Learn About the U.S. Through Comics” Attracts Thousands of Visitors to the U.S. Embassy Booth at the 21st Minsk International Book Trade Fair

The U.S. Embassy in Minsk participated in the 21st Minsk International Book Trade Fair February 5-9, 2014, which included 26 countries and over 600 exhibitors. This year, the theme of the U.S. Embassy booth was “Learn about the U.S. through Comics,” aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of the U.S. through appreciation of American comic ... Read More»