U.S. continued political and security support of Ukraine was in focus of a meeting of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsуntsadze and Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly with Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee James Inhofe.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Valeriy Chaly expressed their appreciation of the efforts of the Senator to facilitate passing by the U.S. Congress of legislative initiatives aimed to increase security assistance of Ukraine by the United States and expressed their hope for his continued proactive position in this regard.
The Vice Prime Minister and Ambassador of Ukraine also asked Senator Inhofe to facilitate the passage by the Senate of the ‘Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act’.
The Senator, who is a member of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, was briefed on the current situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine’s Donbas and Crimea. In his turn, James Inhofe informed about his intention to visit Ukraine in the near future to reaffirm his support for the Ukrainian people in its struggle against Russian aggression.
Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly had a meeting with Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Congressional Ukrainian Caucus member Eliot Engel.
They thanked the U.S. Congressman for his consistent and proactive support of Ukraine in her fight against Russian aggression as well as for sponsoring and facilitating adoption of relevant legislation, the H.R 5094 ‘Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act’ in the first place. They underscored particular importance of the bill for the Ukrainian State, primarily its provisions including prohibitions against United States recognition of the Russian Federation’s attempted annexation of Crimea, and linking any sanctions relief for the Kremlin to timely, complete, and verifiable implementation of the Minsk framework and deoccupation of Crimea. In this context the sides discussed their future collaboration during the current and forthcoming U.S. Congress in ensuring the bill’s passage and signing into law.
The Ranking Member was briefed on the situation in Donbas and шт Crimea. Eliot Engel assured of his unwavering support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as of his willingness to continue to apply every effort to that end.