BOSTON (SHNS) – Gov. Maura Healey joined governors from around the country Tuesday morning to hold a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and to get an update on the humanitarian and security situation a year into Russia’s invasion of his country.
The National Governors Association spread word of the meeting Tuesday morning and said that governors expressed “bipartisan support for the Ukrainian people in their fight against the Russian invasion” and that the group “reaffirmed Governors’ commitment to Ukraine’s freedom and sovereignty.”
Democrat and Republican governors were on the call, and Healey spokesperson Karissa Hand confirmed that Healey was among those on the call. “She joined to show her support for the Ukrainian people,” Hand said.
“When asking why America should help Ukraine and invest in our defense, the answer is: Just look at reality. Millions of Ukrainian families are torn by the war. This is what the evil state has brought to Ukraine. And what if all this spreads further across Europe, through the cities and lands of your allies,” Zelenskyy said, according to the NGA. The Ukrainian president added, “The reconstruction of Ukraine will be the largest economic project in Europe in the lifetime of several generations. And I believe America will stand with us in this reconstruction just like you are with us now in our defense. Hundreds and hundreds of American companies, banks and factories are already doing business with Ukraine. Thousands of companies will join our reconstruction project.”