Kaptur welcomes members of Ukraine Parliament to Northwest Ohio

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.

“It was truly a pleasure to welcome these representatives of democracy from Ukraine to Northwest Ohio,” said Kaptur. “We will continue to unite in our efforts to strengthen democracy against all enemies of liberty in Ukraine and across Europe, as well as to bring hope for a brighter, more democratic future for the Ukrainian people. I truly thank this delegation for taking the time to travel to Ohio to increase democratic and cultural exchange between our nations.”

The visitors were Oleksandr Opanasenko, Ostap Yednak and Yuri Solovei. The group discussed combatting Russian aggression, including the recent crisis of Russia firing on Ukrainian ships and taking several Ukrainian soldiers hostage. Additionally, Kaptur and the members of parliament discussed ensuring the productive development of Ukrainian energy and agriculture sectors, especially among rural women.