Umerov, Yermak and Stefanchuk arrived on a visit to the USA: main statements
Head of the President's Office Andrii Yermak, Defense Minister Rustem Umerov, and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk arrived in the United States on an official visit. Here, they spoke at the Institute of Peace and thanked their American partners for their close and reliable support of Ukraine since the first day of the full-scale invasion.
"We have thwarted the plans of the Russian blitzkrieg. We have resisted. Ukrainians are very grateful to everyone who helped us to remain a sovereign and independent state," Yermak addressed the participants of the meeting. His words were reported by the press service of the President's Office.
He added that Russia today is not limited to the military conflict in Ukraine alone. Its task is to destabilize the situation on different continents, and the civilized world must resist this.
"We should treat the disease, not its symptoms. Negotiations with terrorists always end in a fragile truce. The key to peace lies in depriving their puppeteers of their power," the official Kyiv spokesman said.
Ukrainian government officials met with the chairmen of the House of Representatives. They discussed the importance of continued assistance to our country.
"Air superiority, strengthening of air defense capabilities, drones, electronic warfare, artillery and ammunition: this is what our soldiers need on the battlefield today," Defense Minister Umerov wrote on Facebook.
He also emphasized the need to increase sanctions against Moscow. Russian production of weapons and attack drones continues, which means that current economic restrictions are not enough.
"Russia today is a threat to the whole world. Ukraine and the civilized world can stop the Kremlin's terrorist regime today. To do so, we need the support of our allies," the meeting concluded.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Washington has identified three key areas of support for Ukraine, which is fighting Russia's invasion this winter. Given that Moscow has not abandoned its attempts to plunge the Ukrainian people into cold and darkness, these areas are the same as last year.