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U.S. Senator Robert Portman has said Ukrainian President Volodymyr is committed to strengthening U.S. ties and pushing back on Russian aggression.

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"I had the pleasure of meeting the newly elected Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier this week. He is committed to strengthening U.S. ties and pushing back on Russian aggression," he wrote on Twitter on June 1, 2019.

"As co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, I'll continue to support a free & democratic Ukraine through appropriate U.S. military, political, & economic assistance," Portman tweeted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with U.S. Senator Robert Portman to discuss the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, and the need for further pressure on Russia to ensure proper implementation of the Minsk agreements.