policy towards Ukraine has been remarkably consistent and bipartisan through successive
Republican and Democratic administrations.
of U.S. policy are: Promotion of a democratic and economically independent Ukraine
that is able to escape from authoritarian Russia’s shadow; encouragement of
Western integration; and support for exchange programs that send Ukrainian
students to American high schools, universities and that allow them to work in
22 unanimous resolution of the U.S. Senate attests to this unanimity. It’s a
rare day when anything so meaty gets approved by a chamber of Congress with 100
percent support. But all 100 senators went on record and put President Viktor
Yanukovych on notice about human rights abuses. They demanded the release of
ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and raised the prospect of punishment for
those responsible for her imprisonment and other human rights abuses.