Feb 18 2022
WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a resolution to express support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence and condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The resolution passed with support from Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) led the bipartisan effort.
“More than 10,000 Ukrainians have already perished defending their homes and families from Russian aggression. This resolution honors their noble sacrifice and affirms that America stands with Ukraine and will not ignore Russia’s malicious behavior,” said Kennedy.
The resolution points out that the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which started in 2014, has cost the lives of at least 14,000 Ukrainians and displaced millions more. The resolution also praises the courage of the Ukrainian people, reaffirms America’s political, diplomatic and military support for Ukraine and condemns Russia’s past and current aggression against Ukraine.
Text of the resolution is available here.