Congressional Ukraine Caucus…

Congressional Ukraine Caucus Reaffirms Strengthening US-Ukraine Relations & Combatting Russian Aggression

The Congressional Ukraine Caucus (CUC) Co-Chairs Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Andy Harris (R-MD) released the following statement reaffirming strengthening US-Ukraine relations after CUC members and allies met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on September 1.

During Zelenskyy’s first visit to the United States, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, a group of ardent Ukraine supporters in Congress, committed its support for strengthening the U.S.-Ukraine relationship, combating Russia’s ongoing brutal aggression and occupation of Ukrainian territories, countering corruption, and safeguarding Ukrainian and transatlantic energy security in light of the threat posed by the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The statement said:

“We wish to thank President Zelenskyy and his delegation for today’s meeting on his first official visit to the United States.

“Ukraine is at the scrimmage line for liberty on the European Continent. Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations – free from Russian malign influence – are a noble and righteous cause. From providing security assistance that guarantees its defensive capabilities, to collaborating to rout the scourge of corruption, diversify its energy portfolio, and uplift its economy and its people – Ukraine has no greater friend than the United States House of Representatives.

“As it has done for nearly 25 years, the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus will remain a steadfast ally of these freedom-loving people, and looks forward to partnering with President Zelenskyy, civil society, and all Ukrainians to advance the solutions that ensure Ukraine’s well-being for all the generations to come.”

The congressional delegation attending the meeting with President Zelensky and his delegation also included Reps. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), John Garamendi (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Andy Levin (D-MI), and Doug Lamborn (R-CO).