On February 13, 2015, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Olexander Motsyk met with U.S. congressman Adam Kinzinger.
Ukraine’s Ambassador informed the U.S. lawmaker about the situation in Ukraine in the context of Russian aggression and results of the recent Minsk Normandy format summit.
Olexander Motsyk emphasized that since the very first day the Russian Government and Russia-backed terrorists have in fact violated the agreements achieved in Minsk. Moscow continues to supply most advanced weapons and military personnel to the territory of Ukraine. There is increased shelling of Ukrainian military positions and residential areas in towns from artillery and multiple rocket launch systems resulting in numerous casualties, including among civilians.
The Ambassador thanked the U.S. Congress and personally congressmen Kinzinger for support to Ukraine and stressed on the importance of increased economic, military and technical assistance to Ukraine. He also emphasized the necessity to maintain and to further increase U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia.
Ambassador Motsyk handed over to Adam Kinzinger, who is also a former U.S. Air Force pilot, a letter from Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, who is illegally incarcerated in Russia. The Ukrainian diplomat expressed his concern about the dire health condition of Nadia who has been on a hunger strike already for 63 days, since December 13, 2014.
In his turn, the congressmen, who is a co-sponsor of a number of bills and resolutions of the U.S. Congress in support of Ukraine, assured of his continued support to Ukraine and called on Russia to free Nadia Savchenko immediately.
In the photo: Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk and U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger