Kyiv Global Outreach has hired DCI Group, which has strong ties to the Republican Party, for media and public affairs work.

The move comes as GOP support for arming Ukraine in its fight against Russia falters.

DCI’s contract calls for helping to “rebuild and maintain strong public support for Ukraine” in its fight against Russian aggression,and to back policies that strengthen Ukrainian security and the conditions for peace.

The pact runs from Feb. 26 through the end of the year. It is worth $3.6M.

DCI managing partner Justin Peterson, who worked on the presidential campaigns of Elizabeth Dole and George W. Bush, heads the Ukrainian business.

Kyiv Global Outreach’s purpose is to carry out analytical, research, educational and advocacy activities to preserve Ukraine’s democratic values and promote industrial and economic development of the country.