Ms Degnan is American ambassador to Georgia.

We are still in the process of discussions with Russia to identify what is really behind Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine – Kelly Degnan

That is our objective: to protect those principles that ensure our way of life, those we all cherish: with an emphasis on freedom, with an emphasis on liberty, with an emphasis on so many of the rights that are guaranteed in Georgia’s constitution, as well as in the United States constitution.