Ukraine Caucus Reaffirms Support for Ukraine in Face of Increased Russian Aggression

April 13, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Andy Harris (R-MD), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), released the following statement as Russia amasses troops in and close to Ukraine and as violence intensifies:


“As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus, we are deeply concerned with the amassing of Russian forces in and next to occupied regions of Ukraine,” the Members said in the joint statement. “Yet again, we strongly condemn Russia’s illegal war in and on Ukraine that has caused the deaths of over 14,000 innocents and continues to undermine transatlantic security.”


“We were proud to spearhead Congressional efforts to increase Ukraine’s defense security assistance from $250 to $275 million for FY21, as well as to place mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2 through legislation. We agree with the Administration that the Kremlin should face serious consequences if it escalates its aggression against Ukraine. We must continue to raise the cost on Russia’s ongoing aggression through increased sanctions and putting an end to Nord Stream 2. Defenders of liberty from around the entire world stand with our Ukrainian allies.”