The senators urged trump to increase their support for Ukraine amid Russian aggression

Сенаторы призвали Трампа увеличить поддержку Украины на фоне российской агрессии

A group of 27 us senators sent a letter to the newly elected President of the United States Donald Trump a call to strengthen the support of Ukraine and to take a “tough stance” against Russia, according to Reuters.

“In light of the ongoing aggression by Russia and repeated refusals to respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine and its sovereign right to choose its own destiny, we call for increased political, economic and military support of Kiev”, – said in the letter referenced in the Agency.

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In addition, the senators urged not to recognize the annexation of Crimea, as well as to maintain in force the sanctions imposed on Moscow in connection with the situation in the East of Ukraine.

Among the signatories – the 12 senators from the Republican party of the United States and 15 from Democratic.

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Most of the signatories — members of the Senate Committee on international Affairs. Among them, Democrat Richard Durbin and Republican Rob Portman. Joined the message and the head of the Senate Committee on armed forces, a former candidate for US presidents from Republican party John McCain and the head of the Subcommittee of the Senate Lindsey Graham.

Recall, the U.S. Congress approved the allocation of $ 350 million. for Ukraine for the needs of the security sector in 2017.