February 22, 2022

Whitehouse Condemns Unprovoked Russian Attack on Ukraine

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement on the unprovoked attack by Russian military forces on the nation of Ukraine:

“Without provocation, Putin has attacked a peaceful, democratic nation to expand his corrupt power. Russia’s warrantless aggression demands a swift and forceful response from the NATO alliance, with each member doing their part to hold Putin accountable. It is an enormous test of our resolve – but one I expect we will pass.

“I was pleased to lead a bipartisan delegation from Congress to the Munich Security Conference this past weekend. Together, members of both parties and both chambers of Congress pledged to work toward emergency congressional action to support our NATO allies and the people of Ukraine. Russia’s corrupt dictator will pay an enormous price for this aggression, as will his oligarchs and other enablers in Russia and throughout the globe.”

From Thursday through Sunday, Whitehouse and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) led the delegation of more than two dozen members of Congress to the Munich Security Conference, the world’s major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Whitehouse has served as the Democratic lead for the congressional delegation to the Conference since 2013, originally at the invitation of the late Senator John McCain. Whitehouse is also a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission).

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