Recording: Michael Pompeo on Standing with Ukraine

A conversation with Michael Pompeo, former US Secretary of State and Director of the CIA, and currently independent Non-Executive Director of Ukraine’s largest telecommunications provider, Kyivstar.

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In this wide-ranging discussion, Secretary Pompeo shared his unique perspectives on the assistance Western allies and businesses provide to Ukraine and the imperative that this should continue in a comprehensive manner.

He also shared with the audience his deep knowledge of work within the US government and insights from Kyivstar, which has played a crucial role in supporting Ukraine’s national resilience by providing critical connectivity and digital infrastructure.

About the speaker

  • Michael R. Pompeo

    Michael R. Pompeo

    Michael R. Pompeo was the 70th US Secretary of State and Director of the CIA, and was elected to four terms in Congress representing a Kansas district. He graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer in the US Army. He subsequently led two manufacturing businesses in South Central Kansas over nearly a decade.

In association with

  • Kyivstar


    As Ukraine's market-leading operator, Kyivstar maintained network availability above 90% level on average throughout the past two years, supporting the connectivity of not only its own customers but also the broader Ukrainian population. Kyivstar is 100% owned by the international VEON Group.


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