Title

Ukraine: Confronting Internal Challenges and External

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
10:00am
Room 215,
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin Cardin
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Michael Burgess
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Steve Cohen
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. John Boozman
Title Text: 
Commissioner
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Witnesses: 
Name: 
Victoria Nuland
Title: 
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
Body: 
U.S. Department of State

The hearing was chaired by Helsinki Commission Chairman Benjamin Cardin and addressed how the U.S., together with the international community, including the UE and the OSCE, can best assist Ukraine and deter further Russian aggression.

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland stated that Russia's actions in Ukraine are an affront to the principles of the Helsinki Final Act. The United States' approach to the situation includes four pillars: bilateral and multilateral support for Ukraine's democratic future, the costs imposed on Russia for its aggressive actions, efforts to de-escalate the crisis diplomatically, and unwavering commitment to the security of NATO allies.

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