Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, held a videoconference meeting with members of the House Intelligence Committee of the United States Congress.
This has been reported office of the presidentreports Ukrinform.
The meeting was also attended by deputy heads of the presidential office Roman Mashovets and Andrey Smirnov, head of the main intelligence service of the Ministry of Defense Kirill Budanov, head of the foreign intelligence service Alexander Litvinenko.
Andriy Yermak informed the congressmen about the situation at the front. He stressed that for more than half a year of a large-scale war against Ukraine, Russia has not been able to achieve its goal – the conquest of our country – and has suffered heavy losses. And this was achieved thanks to the courage of the Ukrainian nation and the help of international partners.
The head of the President’s Office stressed that Ukraine is not only restraining the pressure of the aggressor, but also began to conduct successful counter-offensive operations, freeing up nearly 8.5 thousand square meters. km of Ukrainian territory in the east of the country.
“And I would like to sincerely thank the American people, members of Congress, the White House administration and President Biden for helping Ukraine from the first day of the war. This success is our joint victory, the victory of freedom and democracy. And our goal is and always will be the complete and swift liberation of the entire Ukrainian territory from the occupiers and the restoration of full sovereignty of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders,” Yermak emphasized.
At the same time, he noted that the Russian army still has large troops, so Ukraine needs further support and reinforcement. The list of what our country and the armed forces need is well known to the military-political leadership of the United States, fruitful cooperation and coordination on these points has been established.
Roman Mashovets, deputy head of the President’s Office, briefed congressmen in detail about Ukraine’s urgent needs.
Andriy Smirnov, deputy head of the presidential office, for his part, focused on the Ukrainian side’s initiative to create a special tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine. In his view, this is no longer a matter of war in our country, but an issue for the entire civilized world, and the support of this process from the United States as a key democracy is extremely important.
“This is a matter of courage to call a shovel a shovel, to call international criminals international criminals,” Andrey Smirnov noted.
As noted, the head of the intelligence committee of the US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, congratulated his support for the president of Ukraine and all Ukrainians who courageously defend their country, and congratulated him on important successes in certain sectors of the front. He also pointed out the importance of the information received about the situation on the battlefield and the needs of the armed forces of Ukraine.