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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Kyiv Summit on the Safe and Innovative Use of Nuclear Energy and Chornobyl Pledging Conference

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Kyiv Summit on the Safe and Innovative Use of Nuclear Energy as well as the Chornobyl Pledging Conference on April 19, 2011.  Both events commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster.

The Honorable Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable John F. Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

The Honorable Richard L. Morningstar, Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, U.S. Department of State