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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Steve Daines (Mont.) released the following statements regarding Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announcement to reopen the American embassy in Kyiv. Last week, Sens. Moran and Daines called on Secretary Blinken to reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv to demonstrate confidence in Ukraine and its people.

“America’s presence and leadership in Ukraine matters,” said Sen. Moran. “Secretary Blinken’s statement to reopen the embassy in Kyiv is a move I called for and support, and I will continue to urge the Biden administration to get this done as quickly as possible. Our European allies have resumed embassy operations in Kyiv, and it is past time for America to do the same and show our full support for a Ukraine whole and free.”

“It’s about time—I’m glad to see the Biden administration listen to my calls to resume diplomatic operations in Ukraine,” said Sen. Daines. “The world needs to know that the U.S. has confidence in President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine to prevail in their fight to end Putin’s war of aggression.”

Sen. Moran and Sen. Daines visited the Ukrainian-Polish border with a bipartisan group of senators in March. Sen. Daines was also one of the first American officials to visit Ukraine earlier this month.

The letter to Secretary Blinken can be found here.

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