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Please use any of the following three draft scripts for Ukrainian Americans to write to your Senators and Representatives.

From Any Ukrainian American

We, Ukrainian Americans, support the work that you have been doing to strengthen the military and to provide for a robust defense of our nation. We whole heartedly endorse an increase in the U.S. Defense budget and in a strong military presence to defend U.S. interests throughout the world.

As Ukrainian Americans we continue to be concerned about the unfolding situation in Ukraine and the aggressive role of Russia not only there but in other parts of the world. We are alarmed by Russia’s meddling in our election and in those of our allies. The sanctions bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress and recently signed by the President serves as a signal that such intrusion cannot be tolerated.

In Ukraine the situation continues to deteriorate. Crimea, sovereign Ukrainian territory, has been forcibly annexed by Russia. In southeastern Ukraine the frozen conflict there supported by Russia has been escalating in violence. In these territories, controlled by the so-called separatists, but supported by Russian Armed Force, Ukrainian- owned businesses have been nationalized and the ruble is being introduced as the legal currency. Russia is now paying pensions to the elderly in these regions. The Russian propaganda onslaught there against the West continues unabated. Almost 2 million people have been displaced from these areas, and over 10,000 killed.

We encourage the U.S. to provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine to enable Ukraine to protect its citizens and territory from this ongoing aggression. On the humanitarian front we call for increased medical assistance to Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines who have suffered grave injuries while defending their Homeland and its people. A provision has been included in the NDAA (S.1519 in the Senate; HR.2810 in House of Representatives) which was passed by the Senate on September 18, 2017 with an 89-8 vote, for this purpose for severely wounded Ukrainian soldiers who cannot be treated further in Ukraine:

SEC. 1250. ENHANCEMENT OF UKRAINE SECURITY ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE.

Section 1250(b) of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92; 126 Stat. 1068), as amended by section 1237(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328; 130 Stat. 2495), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(12) Treatment of wounded Ukraine soldiers in the United States in medical treatment facilities through the Secretarial Designee Program, including transportation, lodging, meals, and other appropriate non-medical support in connection with such treatment as well as education and training for Ukrainian healthcare specialists such that they can provide continuing care and rehabilitation services for wounded Ukrainian soldiers.”.

We ask for your support of the NDAA and all of its provisions for an improved defense of the United States.

From a Ukrainian American Veteran

We, Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV), having served in the U.S. Armed Forces support the work that you have been doing to strengthen the military and to provide for a robust defense of our nation. We wholeheartedly endorse an increase in the U.S. Defense budget and in a strong military presence to defend U.S. interests throughout the world.

As Ukrainian Americans we continue to be concerned about the unfolding situation in Ukraine and the aggressive role of Russia not only there but in other parts of the world. We are alarmed by Russia’s meddling in our election and in those of our allies. The sanctions bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress and recently signed by the President serves as a signal that such intrusion cannot be tolerated.

In Ukraine the situation continues to deteriorate. Crimea, sovereign Ukrainian territory, has been forcibly annexed by Russia. In southeastern Ukraine the frozen conflict there supported by Russia has been escalating in violence. In these territories, controlled by the so-called separatists, but supported by Russian Armed Force, Ukrainian- owned businesses have been nationalized and the ruble is being introduced as the legal currency. Russia is now paying pensions to the elderly in these regions. The Russian propaganda onslaught there against the West continues unabated. Almost 2 million people have been displaced from these areas, and over 10,000 killed.

We encourage the U.S. to provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine to enable Ukraine to protect its citizens and territory from this ongoing aggression.

On the humanitarian front we call for increased medical assistance to Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines who have suffered grave injuries while defending their Homeland and its people. A provision has been included in the NDAA (S.1519 in the Senate; HR.2810 in House of Representatives) which passed the Senate on September 18, 2017 with an 89-8 vote, for this purpose for severely wounded Ukrainian soldiers who cannot be treated further in Ukraine:

SEC. 1250. ENHANCEMENT OF UKRAINE SECURITY ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE.

Section 1250(b) of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92; 126 Stat. 1068), as amended by section 1237(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328; 130 Stat. 2495), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(12) Treatment of wounded Ukraine soldiers in the United States in medical treatment facilities through the Secretarial Designee Program, including transportation, lodging, meals, and other appropriate non-medical support in connection with such treatment as well as education and training for Ukrainian healthcare specialists such that they can provide continuing care and rehabilitation services for wounded Ukrainian soldiers.”.

We ask for your support of the NDAA and all of its provisions for an improved defense of the United States.

From any American

We support the work that you have been doing to strengthen the military and to provide for a robust defense of our nation. We wholeheartedly endorse an increase in the U.S. Defense budget and in a strong military presence to defend U.S. interests throughout the world.

We continue to be concerned about the unfolding situation in Ukraine and the aggressive role of Russia not only there but in other parts of the world. We are alarmed by Russia’s meddling in our election and in those of our allies. The sanctions bill overwhelmingly passed by Congress and recently signed by the President serves as a signal that such intrusion cannot be tolerated.

In Ukraine the situation continues to deteriorate. Crimea, sovereign Ukrainian territory, has been forcibly annexed by Russia. In southeastern Ukraine the frozen conflict there supported by Russia has been escalating in violence. In these territories, controlled by the so-called separatists, but supported by Russian Armed Force, Ukrainian- owned businesses have been nationalized and the ruble is being introduced as the legal currency. Russia is now paying pensions to the elderly in these regions. The Russian propaganda onslaught there against the West continues unabated. Almost 2 million people have been displaced from these areas, and over 10,000 killed.

We encourage the U.S. to provide lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine to enable Ukraine to protect its citizens and territory from this ongoing aggression.

On the humanitarian front we call for increased medical assistance to Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines who have suffered grave injuries while defending their Homeland and its people. A provision has been included in the NDAA (S.1519 in the Senate; HR.2810 in House of Representatives) which passed the Senate on September 18, 2017 with an 89-8 vote, for this purpose for severely wounded Ukrainian soldiers who cannot be treated further in Ukraine:

SEC. 1250. ENHANCEMENT OF UKRAINE SECURITY ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE.

Section 1250(b) of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92; 126 Stat. 1068), as amended by section 1237(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328; 130 Stat. 2495), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(12) Treatment of wounded Ukraine soldiers in the United States in medical treatment facilities through the Secretarial Designee Program, including transportation, lodging, meals, and other appropriate non-medical support in connection with such treatment as well as education and training for Ukrainian healthcare specialists such that they can provide continuing care and rehabilitation services for wounded Ukrainian soldiers.”.

We ask for your support of the NDAA and all of its provisions for an improved defense of the United States.

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