Chairperson of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov took part in the IX Ukrainian-American Forum. During the meeting, he noted that Ukraine has resolutely made its choice in favor of a democratic European and Euro-Atlantic choice.
"Ukrainians have suffered from these aspirations. As a result of these efforts, from 2019, Ukraine's strategic course to join the EU and NATO is clearly enshrined in the Constitution. But we have paid for the victory and continue to pay the highest price that can be for each country - the lives of its citizens," said Dmytro Razumkov.
According to the Speaker of the Parliament, thousands of Ukrainians have died in the East of our country since 2014, and the Russian Federation continues to neglect its obligations under the Minsk agreements and block the peace process.
"In March-April this year, Ukraine experienced perhaps the greatest real threat of a large-scale military invasion by Russia in recent years. We managed to relieve this tension. And it succeeded, in particular, thanks to the position of the United States," said Dmytro Razumkov.
At the same time, the Speaker noted that Ukraine is now defending not only itself but also the basic democratic values that are the basis of Western civilization, which includes the United States and the EU.
The Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada noted the importance of the strategic partnership with the United States of America and thanked for the political, financial, economic, military, security, logistical, humanitarian and expert advisory assistance received by Ukraine.