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Ukrainian lawmaker reminds GOP of World War II lessons, there is no ‘national security’ without ‘international stability’

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As the Republican Party moves ever closer to winning majority rule in the House, a Ukrainian lawmaker reminds current and future US lawmakers of the lessons learned from World War II and urges unity in Congress.

“Every responsible politician knows and understands that international law, the international security system and generally established borders cannot be violated,” Oleksandr Vasiuk, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, told Fox News Digital from Ukraine.

Vasiuk, who leads the US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership coalition, argued that the borders and principles established after World War II have defined international law and order.

Ukrainian Member of Parliament Oleksandr Vasiuk leads the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership coalition.
(Oleksandr Vasiuk)

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“We have gained stability and international security at a very high price,” he said. “National stability and security in many respects depends on international stability and security.”

The United States has been a major supporter of Kyiv since Russia invaded in February and has provided $19 billion in security assistance since January 2021, more than $18 billion of which has been provided since the February invasion.

While Washington’s support for Ukraine has been largely bipartisan, House Republicans questioned the issue ahead of the US midterm elections when Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said the party Republican would not write a “blank check” to Kyiv if he won control. on the lower chamber.

Similarly, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, said last week that “with the Republicans, not one more penny will go to Ukraine” if the GOP wins the House.

“Our country comes first,” he added.

Ukrainian soldiers sit in infantry fighting vehicles as they drive near Izyum in eastern Ukraine on September 16, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldiers sit in infantry fighting vehicles as they drive near Izyum in eastern Ukraine on September 16, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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Neither the Republican Party nor the Democrats have secured control of either house of Congress.

But with the race still extremely close in the Senate, the Republicans seem a little more certain of their imminent victory in the House, having won 211 of the 218 seats needed for a majority, as opposed to the Democrats’ 192 seats. . There are still 32 seats to be called in the House.

In his interview with Fox News Digital, Vasiuk urged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to remember that they, along with their Ukrainian allies, “share common values ​​that are based on democracy,” particularly in the face of Russian aggression.

Vasiuk said he is not concerned about which party is in control of Congress, noting that he already plans to travel to Washington in December to meet with Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

The Ukrainian parliamentarian plans to discuss expanding “bilateral cooperation” when it comes to economic, energy, security and humanitarian concerns, among other issues.

Aleksander, 41, presses his palms against the window as he says goodbye to his 5-year-old daughter Anna on a train to Lviv at the station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 4, 2022. Aleksander has to stay behind to fight in the war while his family leaves to seek refuge in a neighboring country.

Aleksander, 41, presses his palms against the window as he says goodbye to his 5-year-old daughter Anna on a train to Lviv at the station in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 4, 2022. Aleksander has to stay behind to fight in the war while his family leaves to seek refuge in a neighboring country.
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“American citizens made their choice in a democratic vote. It was an important day for the United States and for the entire world,” he said. “This is democracy in action, which Ukraine admires.”

“We have always had bipartisan and bicameral support. I have no doubt that it will continue,” she added.

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