US Embassy Statement Concerning the Tragic Death of Ukrainian Adopted Boy in the U.S.
February 25, 2013
The U.S. Embassy was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ukrainian-born U.S. citizen Andrew Butler in West Virginia. The Department of State has been in communication with Ukrainian officials to facilitate communication with appropriate state and local authorities. We will continue to work to ensure that Ukrainian officials have access to the information they require. While children’s welfare issues are the responsibility of the states and local protection services where the children reside, the Department of State takes very seriously the welfare of all children, regardless of citizenship or country of origin.