Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Mykolenko criticized the appeal of US House of Representatives member Victoria Spartz to Joe Biden to check the "Russian connections" of the head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak. The Foreign Ministry spokesman made his commentary public on Facebook.
Nikolenko notes that Victoria Spartz's latest actions and statements "are an unconcealed attempt to bring back classic narratives of Russian propaganda about alleged ties between Ukraine's leadership and Russia into American politics and to drag our state into U.S. domestic politics."
"We advise Ms. Spartz to abandon her attempts to earn additional political capital from baseless speculation around the topic of the war in our country and the grief of Ukrainians. Especially cynical are the manipulations about Ukraine and its leadership from a congresswoman of Ukrainian origin," he said.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman also called on Spartz to "stop blowing up the existing mechanisms for U.S. military assistance to Ukraine."
"The Ukrainian side interacts as openly as possible with American partners, providing them with comprehensive information on the use of equipment. Further bureaucratization and dragging out the process, which is obviously what Victoria Spartz is trying to do, will further promote the Russian invaders. This is the only scenario the Kremlin is counting on," he said.
Earlier it became known that Victoria Spartz on Friday asked U.S. President Joe Biden for an explanation of the oversight procedures related to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrei Yermak.
Part of Victoria Spartz's letter to the president is hidden from publication, covered by a black bar; the content of this fragment is not specified. However, in the general description of the letter, there is a brief mention of the alleged availability of "various intelligence information about Mr. Yermak's actions in Ukraine and his possible ties with Russia.