Ukraine seems to be in a delicate balancing act between attempts to reform and conflict with Russia that teeters on unreliable support from the US. The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, recently announced Ukraine’s reform agenda to improve citizen’s quality of life. With this announcement, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met with President Zelensky to discuss the issues at hand, as well as reaffirm US support for sovereignty and humanitarian assistance in Ukraine. However, some argue that Trump accusing Ukraine of interfering with elections and withholding of military assistance proves otherwise. This years GOP platform is also not coming out with a clear policy statement on Ukraine, which is a stark contrast from the 2016 party platform.

Some Ukrainian American’s feel abandoned by the lack of initiative and the sucking up the Trump Administration has done towards Russia. The US’s unwavering support in Ukraine is not only crucial to the success of Ukraine but also for the success of the Trump 2020 campaign.