Following an historic election, during an unprecedented year not only for the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), but also for our entire global hromada, UCCA welcomed the incoming 117th United States Congress and newly elected presidential administration on behalf of the Ukrainian American community. In addition to proposing that the United States and Ukraine move toward specific goals in the next decade, was the reminder that for the incoming government to retreat from current sanctions against the Russian Federation and its proxies, or from continued military, political and economic support of Ukraine by the United States, would entail terrifying consequences for Ukraine, our European partners and the global geo-political security structure.
As UCCA made known just last week, the head of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, was being considered for appointment as the new Russia director on the White House National Security Council (NSC). Earlier today, it was reported that following UCCA’s open letter to President Biden, Matthew Rojansky is no longer under consideration to join the Biden National Security Council.
In a recent article in Politico, UCCA was specifically recognized for its leadership on behalf of the Ukrainian American community in this matter. Along with the statements of Bill Browder and Garry Kasparov, UCCA’s “emphatic request” to reject Mr. Rojansky’s appointment came from “the largest Ukrainian-American organization in the country”:
In a letter to Biden dated April 12, the president and vice president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America called Rojansky’s work “a source of much anxiety,” and alleged that Rojansky viewed Ukraine as “expendable to secure closer U.S.-Russia relations.”