On behalf of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) I pass along this information about Russia's bloody war against Ukraine.
Here in the United States we prepare to celebrate our Independence Day with celebratory fireworks on Sunday.
Russia heads into this same weekend firing artillery into civilian locations in Eastern Ukraine.
Russian occupation forces in Donetsk region, Ukraine shelled houses in Avdiivka this morning. Several homes were damaged; one was destroyed by fire. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation commit a war crimes by deliberately targeting civilians.
Let us not forget that while we celebrate our independence and freedom, Russia continues its war on Ukraine and the people of Ukraine.
When is Washington going to treat this war and Ukraine as a priority? When is Washington going to grasp the reality that a strong, independent Ukraine is in the national security interest of the United States?
The view expressed here are Mr. McConnell's and do not necessarily express the views of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation or the Friends of Ukraine Network.