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Washington Firms Are Working Pro Bono for Ukraine

Many Washington law and PR firms have advised the Ukrainian government on sanctions against Russia and regulations of new policies for free.

According to The Washington Post, the American companies’ eagerness to help Ukraine has increased significantly compared to 2012, when the President of Ukraine was Viktor Yanukovych, with strong political ties with Russia. Now the current President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is fighting against the Russian forces that entered the country on February 24, 2022.

On the other hand, the spokesman of the Ukrainian embassy in Washington Volodymyr Riznichenko said that the institution “does not use the services of lobbying organizations, including on the issue of sanctions.”

In his Facebook post, Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN, mentioned that he had “never hired or approached any PR or lobbyists either in the US or abroad” but he appreciates “the wave of offers to help” Ukrainians at the moment.

Some local American lawyers take part in providing pro bono aid for Ukraine. For example, Lukas Kaczmarek, a Baltimore attorney who contributes to local political activities, disclosed cooperating with the embassy of Ukraine and organizing armory aid for the Ukrainian forces.

“I expect to work in this capacity for the duration of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” he explained, “and I have not, am not and shall not receive any monetary compensation for my assistance.”

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Article by Yevheniia Savchenko

Yevheniia Savchenko is a Legal Writer at Lawrina. Yevheniia browses through the most interesting and relevant news in the legal and legaltech world and collects them on Lawrina’s blog. Also, Yevheniia composes various how-to guides on legaltech, plus writes product articles and release notes for Loio, AI-powered contract review and drafting software.

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