On February 12, 2015, Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Olexander Motsyk visited the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, located in state capital Annapolis.
The head of Ukrainian diplomatic mission spoke to both House and Senate of the state. Ukraine and Maryland are connected by strong ties, including a sizeable Ukrainian American diaspora and sister city relations between Odesa and Baltimore, which will mark its 40th anniversary this year, Ambassador Motsyk stressed. He also thanked the United States, including Maryland, for the support of Ukraine in these crucial for Ukraine times.
The House and the Senate of Maryland unanimously passed special proclamations on the occasion of the visit of the Ambassador of Ukraine.