Countering False Russian Narratives on Ukraine

“These are not protests; these are not demonstrations; these are professional forces carrying weapons – Russian-made weapons, as it happens – carrying out sophisticated, coordinated military operations across a substantial number of eastern Ukrainian cities.”

-Ambassador Samantha Power


Russian Fiction - The Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

Ambassador Power on Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

“Today the Security Council took an important step toward bringing an end to the atrocities... Central African Republic by authorizing the establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation… While in Bangui yesterday, I had the opportunity to pay tribute to the French forces and the African Union forces from seven African countries... I assured them of the United States’ and the world’s gratitude for their courageous service.”

- Ambassador Samantha Power

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for the Central African Republic

Ambassador Samantha Power at UN Stake out / UN image

Ambassador Power Commemorates Rwandan Genocide Anniversary in Kigali

“The Rwandan genocide is a devastating reminder that nightmares seemingly beyond imagination can, in fact, take place. On this solemn day of sorrow and remembrance, we come together to honor those who survived, mourn those who perished, and move forward with the unfinished tasks of accountability, healing, and reconciliation.”

- Ambassador Samantha Power

General Assembly Affirms Territorial Integrity of Ukraine

"We meet today to express our collective judgment on the legality of the Russian Federation’s military intervention in and occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea region... affirming our commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, unity, and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

-Ambassador Samantha Power


58th Commission on the Status of Women Gets Underway

“Together, with many of you, we have made tremendous strides; we have broken glass ceilings…but words alone do not shatter glass ceilings, actions do. And each of us – each of our governments – must act to ensure that half of the citizens of these United Nations will one day enjoy an equal chance to serve, to work, to live, to grow, and to thrive.”

- Ambassador Samantha Power

Representing the United States at the United Nations

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Wed, March 19

Ambassador Rice Meets with Governors from Nigeria

opportunity to underscore the U.S. partnership with the government — at both the federal and state levels

Mon, March 17

President Obama Announces New Ukraine-Related Sanctions

the referendum in Crimea was a clear violation of Ukrainian constitutions and international law

Thu, March 06

President Obama Discusses Efforts to Address the Ongoing Crisis in Ukraine

efforts to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

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