UPDATED 7:40 PM PT — Thursday, February 6, 2020
Members of Ukrainian parliament are saying bilateral ties with the U.S. remain uncertain, despite the acquittal of President Trump. On Thursday, Ukrainian lawmakers expressed hope for sensible and businesslike relations with the U.S.
They said ties between the two countries must focus on diplomatic partnership. The MPs also denounced extreme partisanship on Capitol Hill and called out attempts by some U.S. lawmakers to politicize foreign relations.
Officials added the U.S. should develop a coherent bipartisan approach to its foreign policies.
“Ukraine does view the United States as our partner,” stated MP Inna Sovsun. “We do expect that the situation in Washington D.C. around the impeachment will not influence and will not change the bipartisan support that Ukraine has been receiving in the past few years in fighting the Russian aggression in the east and in Crimea.”
Ukrainian lawmakers also said recent headlines have tarnished the image of their country abroad and were a “major disappointment.”