The only right way to interact with Russia is from the position of strength. This was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during a speech in the committee of the US Congress, broadcasted by TV channel 112 Ukraine.
"The only right way to interact with Russia is to interact from the position of strength, we shouldn't make agreements with Russia until it comply with all provisions of the Minsk agreements.
I thank you for the extraordinary support provided by the United States to Ukraine, in particular over the past three years in our struggle against Russia. We are grateful to the US administration for their support and hope that it will continue. And this support is not only in the interests of Ukraine, but also in the interests of the US, and in the interests of the freedom and stability of the Trans-Atlantic alliance. I ask the subcommittee for strong support in certain areas. The technical assistance provided by the United States will send the right signal to the Kremlin and strengthen Ukraine's stability," the minister said.
Klimkin also called on American parliamentarians to support the allocation of financial aid to Ukraine.