Ambassador Pyatt's Speech at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine

Geoffrey Pyatt It is an enormous pleasure for me to be here at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with you today. Since its founding, Kyiv-Mohyla and its alumni have played a formative role in Ukrainian intellectual, political, religious and civic life. So I feel very comfortable sharing my thoughts about Ukraine's future and the many opportunities and challenges it faces with you – Ukraine's future leaders.

You, and your peers at universities throughout Ukraine, will be called upon to help forge Ukraine's path into the future. I believe that path leads to a more democratic, energy independent and prosperous Ukraine, that has become a member of the European family of nations; a Ukraine that plays a key role in European, Eurasian and global affairs.

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