The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Kiev Office is to facilitate and coordinate DOE/NNSA programs with ministries and other departments of the Government of Ukraine and other non-governmental or commercial entities to further Departmental priorities. Programs actively working in the Ukraine generally span the areas of nonproliferation and nuclear safety, and energy development and reform.
The U.S. has formed a strategic partnership with Ukraine to advance Ukraine's efforts to join the European community of free and secure states and to assist Ukraine as it expedites its own free market and democratic transformation. The U.S. has provided leadership in the world community and direct assistance to the Government of Ukraine to shut down the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. In addition, energy diversification and reform are essential for Ukraine to achieve energy security, independence and efficiency. To accomplish these goals, the Department, utilizing the Department of State's Freedom Support Act funding as well as DOE appropriations, provides technical assistance and cooperative technical programs in Ukraine that encompass nuclear safety initiatives, nonproliferation programs such as Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention, export controls assistance, material protection, control and accounting, nuclear material detection at borders and environmental management and health programs.