Ukraine

The United States-Ukraine relationship is based on the universal desire for freedom, economic prosperity, and security. As a proud co-founder and co-chair of the Ukraine Caucus, Ms. Kaptur is committed to working with her colleagues to ensuring that the United States stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine as it continues on the path towards liberty. Since her first visit to Ukraine as a young woman, Kaptur has closely monitored Ukraine’s democratic developments. Given its fertile soil, resilient and proud people, and strategic location, Ukraine has tremendous potential and is the key for democratic transformation in the region.  

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States remains a steadfast ally of Ukraine. Kaptur works energetically to keep the flame for Ukraine alive in Congress. Amongst other Ukrainian priorities, she has advocated for strong humanitarian assistance, full support and integration of Internally Displaced People, and works with allies to ensure a diplomatic solution to fully restore Ukrainian territorial sovereignty.

Kaptur has worked to shine a light on Ukrainian women, particularly rural women who produce a majority of food domestically consumed and who have done much to hold the nation together. They serve as the bastion of society, feed their families and countrymen, and are important role models for younger generations. By increasing their access to markets and removing societal and legal limitations to their success, the international community can strengthen Ukraine’s social fabric.

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September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after reports of a whistleblower complaint filed by a member of the Intelligence Community, which is being withheld from Congress in violation of federal law, is said to involve Ukraine:

 

August 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) released the following statement condemning President Trump’s attempts to slow-roll $250 million in congressionally appropriated military aid for Ukraine, known as the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

 

July 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Chairs, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), released the following statement after introducing the SAILORS Act, or the “Stopping Aggressive Incursions on Liberty by Ordering Russian Sanctions Act,” legislation that would apply sanctions to 24 Senior Members of the Russian Security Service and their close associates until Russia releases 24 Ukrainian Sailors and 3 vessels the country illegally captured near the Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov:

July 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Andy Harris (R-MD), introduced a bipartisan House resolution condemning the Council of Europe’s decision to restore Russia’s voting rights on the Council, a decision opposed by most member states formerly in the Soviet-Bloc.

 

December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Ukraine Caucus Chairs, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Sander Levin (D-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) issued a statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed three Ukraine-related bills in the face of Russia’s military escalation in the Kerch Strait.

December 3, 2018 Press Release

Toledo, Ohio – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), as co-chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus, today welcomed several members of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) to Northwest Ohio. The delegation was organized by the Open World Leadership Center in an effort to strengthen ties and exchange information between the United States and Ukraine.

August 1, 2018 Press Release

As Co-chair of the bipartisan Ukrainian Caucus, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement:

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Co-Chairs Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD) issued the following statement regarding the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 by Russian forces in Ukraine.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Ukraine Caucus Chairs, Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Sandy Levin (D-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) issued a joint statement after President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:

“As co-chairs of the bipartisan Ukraine Caucus, we are deeply troubled by the President’s subservient behavior towards President Putin. The United States must never tolerate actions that seek to weaken democratic institutions in the U.S. and our allies abroad.

June 8, 2018 Press Release

Toledo, OH — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), released the following statement after news that President Trump said that Russia should be readmitted to the Group of Seven club of industrial economies. Russia had been ejected from the Group of Seven four years ago over the annexation of Crimea.