Thank you Senator [Jeanne] Shaheen. Thank you for granting me, a citizen of Ukraine, the privilege
of coming here to speak to the Senate and through you, to the people of the United States. It
is such an honor for me to be in this hallowed place, but I know that you are truly honoring
my country and my mother by inviting me here to discuss with you this moment of grave
danger for Ukraine’s liberty, and our independence as a nation.
I am very glad to see that you are from New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen. My mother has
always admired your state motto: “Live Free or Die.”