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Ukraine Under Siege, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session   [open pdf - 413KB]

This is a testimony compilation from the March 4, 2015 hearing "Ukraine Under Siege," held before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Chairman Edward R. Royce: "To date, the actions taken by the U.S. and our EU allies -- including economic sanctions, aid, and diplomatic isolation -- have not checked Putin. Indeed, over the past year, he has become bolder -- even menacing NATO countries as he seeks to divide the alliance. The Obama Administration and our European allies have put hope in diplomatic and ceasefire arrangements. But it is not working. […] This isn't U.S. leadership. Moscow is also undermining Ukraine's economy. Today, Russia is using its natural gas and other energy sources for political coercion and to generate economic chaos. Ukraine is facing an economic precipice and desperately needs help. Meanwhile, Russia is winning the battle on the airwaves. Its propaganda offensive is aimed at sowing confusion and undermining opposition to its aggression in Ukraine and elsewhere. But we are barely in the game of countering this. As I told the Secretary last week, I'd like to see more Administration support for the effort Mr. Engel and I have undertaken to reform our international broadcasting. The Broadcasting Board of Governors is broken. If we can't begin to change minds, then the struggle over Ukraine today will become a generational struggle for the future of all of Eastern Europe. Ukraine's fate has security implications for us well beyond its borders. It is time for strong and unwavering support of Ukraine. Now." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Victoria Nuland.

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