Ukrainian Days "Advocacy event" in Washington, DC
March 8 - March 9, 2023. The USA with Ukraine representing Kentucky and Ohio states at the 2023 "Ukrainian Days" advocacy event hosted by Ukrainian National Information Service in Washington, DC. We were proud to join our efforts with other community leaders in providing guidance in various congressional meetings with Senator Sherrod Brown, Representative Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Andy Barr, Congressman Michael T.W. Carey, Military Legislative Richard St. Onge, Representative Shontel M. Brown, Senior Legislative Elaina Murphy, Representative Brett Guthrie, Representative Brad Wenstrup and others. Were happy to meet in person with the Ukrainian ambassador in the USA Oksana Markarova the heart and the soul of Ukraine in the USA.
Great to know that our presence in Washington, DC was noticed and that the critically important message of the Ukrainian supporting community was delivered, namely support Ukraine for continued security assistance to Ukraine, for an enhanced and robust russia sanctions regime, to designate the Wagner Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), to assist Ukraine in prosecuting russian war crimes in Ukraine, and to recognize the current war and the Holodomor as genocide.