Kaptur, Congressional Ukraine Caucus Statement on Meeting with President Zelenskyy

September 1, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus (CUC) Co-Chairs Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) released the following statement after CUC members and allies met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. During President Zelenskyy’s first visit to the United States, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus 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.

“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.”

Those attending today’s meeting with President Zelenskyy and his delegation include CUC Co-Chair Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Representative Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Representative John Garamendi (D-CA), Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), Representative Andy Levin (D-MI), and Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO).

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For more information, contact Chris Dalton at Chris.Dalton@mail.house.gov or (202) 897-7438.