U.S. diplomat Nuland meets with Ukraine chief-of-staff Yermak in Kyiv

4 December 2022, 01:21 PM
Victoria Nuland and Andriy Yermak (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

Victoria Nuland and Andriy Yermak (Photo:Office of the President of Ukraine)

U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland arrived in Kyiv where she met with presidential chief-of-staff Andriy Yermak and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, the president’s office said in a statement on Dec. 3.

“Even though Kyiv barely has lightning, you can see with your own eyes the real situation and witness the courage of Ukrainians who stay in their city and continue to fight,” Yermak said during the meeting, addressing Nuland.

“You are deeply aware of the situation in Ukraine. Everyone knows about your strong support of Ukraine.”

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He stressed that Ukraine’s victory will be a join effort with all of Ukraine’s partners who have helped the country defend itself against Russian invasion.

"We can see now how many counties demonstrate their strong position,” Yermak stated.

“Ukraine receives both military and political assistance from other countries and international organizations.”

Nuland, for her part, acknowledged that Ukraine fights not only for its own independence but also for the democratic values of the whole world.

"We see that Ukrainians are continuing to fight,” she said.

“You fight not only for your freedom, but also for democratic values. This matters, a lot.”

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