The delegation of the Ukrainian Parliament on foreign Affairs, headed the faction people’s Deputy hopko and Ambassador Valeriy Chaly met with the Deputy assistant Secretary of defense for Ukraine Laura Cooper, reported the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States.

“Discussed issues of current state and further development prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and the United States for cooperation to ensure energy security and the situation in the area of the Azov and Black seas. The importance of increasing pressure on Russia to expedite the release of the Ukrainian seamen, captured in the Kerch Strait 25 Nov 2019”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that the Ukrainian side stressed the importance of enhanced security, support for Ukraine from the United States and the need to allocate significant political signal, showing that “Washington remains with Kiev amid ongoing Russian aggression”.

In turn, the American side has assured that he will provide the necessary support to ensure that Ukraine had the opportunity to protect themselves from external threats, both on land and at sea.