On February 22, 2018, the meeting with the delegation of the US Congress, Ms.Elise Stefanik and Mr.Anthony Brown, the members of the House of Representatives, was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on a wide range of issues of bilateral security cooperation.
The Ukrainian side was represented, in particular, by Director-General for International Security Sergii Shutenko, Political Director Oleksii Makeiev and Deputy Director of the Directorate-General for the Americas Yaroslav Brisiuck.
The Ukrainian side expressed its appreciation to the United States for its firm stance on rebuffing Russian aggression and defending Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. American partners have been briefed on security situation in Ukraine, as well as on numerous facts of the continuous violation by the Russian Federation of the fundamental norms and principles of international law, in particular with regard to occupation of the Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea and military aggression in the east of Ukraine.
The US delegation emphasized that the US was determined to continue strong support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and noted the progress of Ukraine in stabilizing economic situation and carrying out a number of important reforms.
Both sides shared their vision on the current state and prospects for further expansion of bilateral cooperation in the area of security, inter alia, related to strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities, as well as stressed the need to increase international pressure on the Russian Federation until Russia fully implements the Minsk agreements.