The Governor of Ohio congratulates Ukraine on its Independence Day. Denounces lack of support from the White House.
Another loud voice joins the chorus accusing The White House of inactivity in providing support to Ukraine.
Ohio Governor John Kasich congratulated Ukrainians on Ukrainian Independence day.
Praising the democratic progress in Ukraine he stated that US has a moral obligation in supporting Ukrainians on their way to democracy.
Turning his voice to the White House he stated that,
“Strong U.S. support for Ukraine is critically important, especially as we see the country that feels ‘threatened’ by a strong, Western-looking Ukraine trying to undermine it—by proxies and even direct intervention. That is unacceptable. The repeated violations of the Minsk ceasefire protocols must stop, efforts to erode the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine must stop and Crimea and Donbas must be returned to Ukraine.
“In response to these challenges to Ukraine’s independence, and the fact that Russia continues to arm forces hostile to Ukraine, the United States must do everything in its power to provide Ukraine with the means to defend itself. Congress gave the President the authority help arm Ukraine—by large bipartisan majorities— but its requests to the U.S. for help have been denied. The Obama Administration has even gone a step further and prohibited the sale of the defensive weapons systems Ukraine urgently needs."
He concluded his statement with the words,
“The Ukrainian independence we celebrate today is an important fact, and the United States has a moral obligation to help protect it. Congratulations on your freedom Ukraine.
May there be a thousand more days just like this one. Slava Ukrayini! Heroyam Slava!” (Glory to Ukraine ! Glory to Heroes!)