Condemning violence against Ukrainian protesters – U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05)


WASHINGTON–Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) condemned violence being used against the people of Ukraine as they fight for freedom and economic growth.

Below is a video and transcript of the speech.

Congressman Quigley (Dem-IL) today in the US HOUSE: “Today, Ukraine faces a pivotal moment in its history. The Ukrainian people are making their demand for freedom and economic growth loud and clear, protesting President Yanukovych’s refusal to sign accords with the European Union.

Ukrainian police forces have met protestors with intimidation, and the escalating violence has resulted in the deaths of protesters.The use of excessive force to silence peaceful voices undermines the country’s democratic future.

The United States and Ukraine share an ideal of democracy, in which citizens may live free of oppression and may elect their own leaders.When those leaders break their promises, it is even more important that citizens can freely express their discontent.We all must closely watch the negotiations between the current administration and the opposition.

The United States should continue to stand with the Ukrainian people in their desire for economic growth and a free republic.


Brought to you by the hardworking diaspora community at the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Illinois Division, Chicago:

UCCA, CHICAGO, EuroMaidan, January 26, 2014.

UCCA, CHICAGO, EuroMaidan, January 26, 2014.

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