The press service of the Foreign Ministry reported that the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, during his visit to Washington, discussed increasing pressure on Russia with the members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Robert Corker and Robert Menendez.
Specifically, Klimkin informed his interlocutors about the current situation in the Donbas and in the annexed Crimea.
"While discussing further support to our country, Pavlo Klimkin stressed the importance of legislating the increased amount of assistance to Ukraine, proposed by the Senate and House of Representatives, in the federal budget of the United States for 2019," said the Foreign Ministry.
Klimkin also separately noted the historic decision of the U.S. Senate to adopt a resolution on the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine, in which the events of 1932-1933 were recognized as the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
The Minister also met with the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, and the Committee Co-Chair, Eliot Engel.
"The Minister stressed the importance of the development of the positive dynamics in the federal budget of the United States in 2019 in regards to assistance provided to Ukraine, in particular, to support defense systems," added the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
On Friday, November 16, during a meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership commission, the Special Representative of the U.S. State Department, Kurt Volker, announced that at the moment, the Minsk agreements are a key tool for maintaining sanctions against Russia, in order to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity.