Ukraine Agreement With Us
President (spoke in French): I have the honour to introduce to you the Treaty between the United States of America and Ukraine on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, accompanied by an Exchange of Letters, signed in Washington, D.C., on 4 March 1994. I recommend that this treaty be forwarded to the Senate for consideration and approval of ratification. In February 2014, Russian forces seized or blocked various airports and other strategic locations in Crimea.  The troops were affiliated with the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which was stationed in Crimea, which placed Russia in violation of the Budapest Memorandum. The Russian Foreign Ministry had confirmed the movement of the armored units of the Black Sea Fleet into Crimea, but claimed that they were acting within the framework of the various agreements between the two countries. Other official Russian sources denied that the units at Sevastopol International Airport were attached to the Black Sea Fleet.  Russia responded by supporting a referendum on whether Crimea should join. Russia announced that the referendums would be held by “local forces.” On 16 March, Russia annexed Crimea and Ukraine strongly protested against this action in violation of Article I of the Budapest Memorandum. In 1991, after its independence from the Soviet Union, the United States began to establish diplomatic relations with Ukraine. The United States attaches great importance to Ukraine`s success as a free and democratic state with a prosperous market economy. U.S. policy focuses on supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression, while promoting reforms to strengthen democratic institutions, fight corruption, and promote conditions for economic growth and competition.
The United States does not and will never recognize Russia`s attempt to annex Crimea and continues to work with our partners to find a diplomatic solution to the Russian-triggered conflict in eastern Ukraine. The U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Charter emphasizes the importance of bilateral relations and the United States` continued commitment to support increased engagement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Ukraine. The Belarusian government said the U.S. sanctions against the memorandum were contrary to Article 3, but the U.S. government responded that the memorandum was not legally binding, but was consistent with its work against human rights violations in Eastern Europe.  The Agency will act as coordinator and problem resolution for investors who have difficulty registering, obtaining licenses, accessing public services, regulatory and other matters. September 27, 1994 — The Convention was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on External Relations, together with the accompanying documents, and printed for the use of the Senate, unless they are subject to the dispute settlement rules of a convention for the avoidance of double taxation between the two parties. or within the framework of those comparative provisions and are not resolved within a reasonable time.
The definition contains a non-exclusive list of assets, rights and rights constituting an investment. These are tangible and intangible assets, shares in a business or its assets, “a right to money or performance of economic value and to an investment”, intellectual property rights and all rights conferred by law or contract (e.g. .B. government-issued licenses and authorizations). . . .