The Ambassador called on the Congressman, who is also a
member of the House Appropriations and Permanent Select Intelligence Committees,
to help promote the U.S. leadership in ensuring a continued trans-Atlantic
solidarity with Ukraine. He also briefed the Congressman on recent developments
in the occupied territories of Ukraine’s Donbas and Crimea and stressed the
importance of further political, military, financial and other forms of U.S.
assistance to Ukraine in countering the Russian aggressive policies.
Congressman Stewart invited Ambassador Chaly to
participate as a key note speaker at his annual national security conference
with a focus on the subject of Ukraine’s security challenges and how the United
States can help overcome them, which is to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The
Ambassador emphasized the importance of organizing Ukraine-related events in
various parts of the U.S., particularly in the context of the 25th anniversary
of the Ukraine-U.S. diplomatic relations marked this year.
In his turn, the Ambassador said he would welcome a
decision of the Congressman to join the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus – an
informal group of friends of Ukraine in the U.S. House of Representatives.