Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s Office of the President, has decided to send a Ukrainian delegation to various U.S. congressional districts, mostly where Trump Republicans hold office, according to Kiev’s “New Voice of Ukraine”. The delegation is to include military veterans and children, and is apparently an effort to personalize Ukraine’s message for U.S. funding, so as to reduce the opposition in these districts.
According to a source of NV, they will “carry out information work on what is happening in Ukraine, will advocate the issue of allocation of additional aid to Ukraine, consideration of which is currently stuck in Congress…. The main thing is what the representatives of both parties in America want to hear, but more so the Republicans: a clear strategy of what Ukraine will do next, a plan of military operations, and, of course, a unified clear plan between the political and military leadership.”
Included in the delegation, accompanying the veterans and children, are Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova, National People’s Deputy Maria Mezentseva, and members of the Parliament chosen by the Office of the President. Yaroslav Zhelezniak, a Ukrainian MP from the Voice party, told NV that they would go “to each district or state” of the targeted Republican congressmen.