As this issue of The Ukrainian Weekly was being completed, we received an e-mail from the Ukrainian National Information Service, the Washington bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, with the responses of the two major party candidates’ campaigns to questions on key topics – military assistance to Ukraine, Russian sanctions, combatting Russian disinformation, NATO enlargement and Ukraine reform efforts. Given the tight timeframe (and, unfortunately, the poor postal delivery of our newspaper), as well as the fact that voting is already taking place, it was important for us to get this information to our readers. So, here goes.
In keeping with their tradition during presidential election years, the UCCA and UNIS sent a questionnaire to both the Republican and the Democratic candidates for president. The five questions were these: Would you propose increasing U.S. military assistance and training for Ukraine’s armed forces? What level of sanction measures would you support against the Russian Federation? What additional measures should the United States implement to combat Russian disinformation?